Butterflies and Moths of North America

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South Carolina

Sighting Record 1146783

Observation Notes: 
Warm (81° F), sunny day with 6-8 MPH breezes. Individual nectaring on salt myrtle (Baccharis halimifolia).
Region: 
Charleston County
United States
South Carolina
Location Notes: 
Behind the SCDNR Marine Resources Research Institute.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.75119221330871, -79.90021169185638

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 12:34
Suggested Identification: 
Vanessa cardui
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1146781

Observation Notes: 
Warm (78° F), sunny day with 3-6 MPH breezes. Individual nectaring on swamp sunflower (Helianthus angustifolius) in the front yard of a suburban neighborhood.
Region: 
Charleston County
United States
South Carolina
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.784269221086724, -79.98923643495294

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 15:33
Suggested Identification: 
Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1146642

Observation Notes: 
Warm and sunny. Have had four of these visiting regularly over the past month. Currently have early and mid instar cats. Host plant used is passiflora cearulea.
Region: 
Berkeley County
United States
South Carolina
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 33.0354876, -80.07240050000001

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 12:00
Suggested Identification: 
Heliconius charithonia
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1146266

Observation Notes: 
Many seen all weekend
Region: 
Beaufort County
United States
South Carolina
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.2449284, -80.71588680000002

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 16:00
Suggested Identification: 
leptotes cassius
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1146153

Observation Notes: 
Warm sunny day. Moth was darting quickly all over the garden and was energetically interacting with a Turquoise Longtail Butterfly from time to time. It was hard to catch moth sitting for any length of time as he was very active.
Region: 
Oconee County
South Carolina
United States
Location Notes: 
About 10 miles NW of Seneca, SC
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 34.8011639, -82.99724309999999

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 13:35
Suggested Identification: 
Three Spotted Skipper Fmly: Hesperiidae
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1146104

Observation Notes: 
Warm, sunny day and butterfly was flying quickly from plant to plant in my garden but occasionally was interacting energetically with a small dark moth or butterfly that stayed close by. Unable to get a picture of them together but did photograph the other insect which I will also attempt to identify.
Region: 
Oconee County
United States
South Carolina
Location Notes: 
10 miles NW of Seneca, SC
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 34.8011639, -82.99724309999999

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 13:27
Suggested Identification: 
Turquoise Longtail Urbanus
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1146015

Observation Notes: 
foraging on lantana and other planted flowering species
Region: 
Beaufort County
United States
South Carolina
Location Notes: 
planted entrance garden to the Westin on Hilton Head Island
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.2095403826349, -80.68129241466522

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 03:30
Suggested Identification: 
long-tailed skipper (Urbanus proteus)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly
Date Notes: 
Sunny, humid, low 80s.

Sighting Record 1145826

Observation Notes: 
Sipping nectar from Verbena bonariensis.
Region: 
Berkeley County
United States
South Carolina
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 33.0354876, -80.07240050000001

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 14:00
Suggested Identification: 
Papilio cresphontes
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1145824

Region: 
Berkeley County
United States
South Carolina
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 33.0354876, -80.07240050000001

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 14:00
Suggested Identification: 
Vanessa virginiensis
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly