Butterflies and Moths of North America

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South Dakota

Sighting Record 1238707

Observation Notes: 
I have found large populations of this species in the area. They clearly require only a single year of development here, with larvae appearing in early spring, and adults flying in the second half of August. I have many additional photos posted on my Flickr site.
Region: 
United States
South Dakota
Fall River County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 43.139255498702774, -103.66371900319803

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 12:40
Suggested Identification: 
Hemileuca hera
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1238668

Observation Notes: 
Under a light on side of building
Region: 
United States
South Dakota
Grant County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 45.20692994246925, -96.64021368233148

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 09:39
Suggested Identification: 
Large Tolype
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1238664

Observation Notes: 
It enjoyed warming up on my hand before grabbing hold of the tree trunk again.
Region: 
United States
South Dakota
Grant County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 45.22244205421202, -96.5997076446684

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 16:45
Suggested Identification: 
Common Checkered-Skipper
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly
Date Notes: 
Cold and windy

Sighting Record 1236630

Observation Notes: 
Found on gravel road next to hay field
Region: 
United States
South Dakota
Lawrence County
Location Notes: 
Found on gravel road
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 44.5250189, -103.935859

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 13:00
Suggested Identification: 
hyles gallii
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar
Date Notes: 
very windy with sun

Sighting Record 1235266

Observation Notes: 
Numerous individuals on native asters.
Region: 
United States
South Dakota
Lincoln County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 43.4771783, -96.59435559999997

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 15:58
Suggested Identification: 
Autographa pseudogamma
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1234190

Observation Notes: 
Found on the sill of my door.
Region: 
United States
South Dakota
Brookings County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 44.3113573, -96.79838769999998

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, September 20, 2019 - 15:30
Suggested Identification: 
possibly a moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1232508

Region: 
United States
South Dakota
Pennington County
Location Notes: 
Greenhouse in Rapid City, SD
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 44.065621163187004, -103.17241597920656

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 15:00
Suggested Identification: 
Virginia Tiger Moth Caterpillar
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1230194

Region: 
United States
South Dakota
Lincoln County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 43.4946673, -96.80083539999998

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, August 30, 2019 - 14:00
Suggested Identification: 
American Dagger Moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1229382

Observation Notes: 
Found him on a mothweed plant, another was found on an okra plant
Region: 
United States
South Dakota
Sanborn County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 43.8978732, -98.15035899999998

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 16:15
Suggested Identification: 
Milkweed Tussock Moth caterpillar
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1225366

Region: 
United States
South Dakota
Custer County
Location Notes: 
off of Pass Creek Road
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 43.712666843947446, -103.77208424024968

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 15:02
Suggested Identification: 
Aphrodite Fritillary
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly