Butterflies and Moths of North America

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South Dakota

Sighting Record 1144691

Region: 
Day County
United States
South Dakota
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 45.3321795, -97.5200891

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 23:16
Suggested Identification: 
Dark-banded Owlet Moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1144689

Region: 
Day County
United States
South Dakota
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 45.3321795, -97.5200891

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 23:48
Suggested Identification: 
Black-rimmed Prominent
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1144249

Observation Notes: 
On the patio between two grape vines
Region: 
Brookings County
United States
South Dakota
Location Notes: 
About 1000 miles too far north. However we did receive two parcels from UPS shipped from a distribution center in Texas and had a cardboard box from California stamped "keep frozen" in the past month
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 44.23531219547558, -96.782705783844

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 15:00
Suggested Identification: 
Satellite sphinx moth?
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar
Date Notes: 
59F raining

Sighting Record 1143861

Observation Notes: 
Beautiful sunny day, about 70 degrees. The Queen Butterfly was seen with many other bees and butterflies feeding on a large patch of New England Aster in my wildflower garden outside of my house near Valley Springs, SD.
Region: 
Minnehaha County
United States
South Dakota
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 43.5577229539893, -96.51639906967773

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 14:30
Suggested Identification: 
Queen Butterfly
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1143093

Region: 
Day County
United States
South Dakota
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 45.3321795, -97.5200891

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 18:23
Suggested Identification: 
Sweetheart Underwing
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1143091

Region: 
Day County
United States
South Dakota
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 45.3321795, -97.5200891

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 19:29
Suggested Identification: 
Spotted Beet Webworm Moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1142134

Observation Notes: 
I observed this butterfly while visiting family in South Dakota. It reminded me of a Gossamer - Hairstreak or Eastern -Tailed Blue. Luckily, I was able to get a number of photos as it was feeding on Prairie Turnip blossoms in the middle of a prairie grasslands on my cousin's ranch.
Region: 
Hughes County
United States
South Dakota
Location Notes: 
Krull Lodge, Krull Ranch, Harrold South Dakota
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 44.286022920689454, -99.73585047246092

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, May 27, 2017 - 23:36
Suggested Identification: 
Melissa Blue - Gossamer Wing Butterfly
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly