Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Utah

Sighting Record 1080038

Observation Notes: 
Often seen around willows, cottonwoods, and russian olive trees, eating sap from tree wounds. Trapped using apple bait concoction. Highly territorial and defends aggressively against any flying invaders. Swift flier but not overly cautious.
Region: 
United States
Utah
Grand County
Location Notes: 
Drive west on 400 north until you reach a dead end at the Moab wetlands trail head. Follow farm road directly south for about 200 yds. entering an open meadow. This area has many wildflowers including western milkweed, and other tall wild grasses, this is the place.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.581401045541, -109.57029463073

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 00:00
Suggested Identification: 
Polygonia interrogationis
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1071001

Observation Notes: 
Two moths were seen taking shelter on some asters after an afternoon rain shower.
Region: 
United States
Utah
Weber County
Location Notes: 
Two moths were seen on the Wolf Creek trail that has a trailhead on highway 158 near Eden, UT. I was about 2.5 miles up the trail.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.369934425073, -111.80574704323

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 00:00
Suggested Identification: 
Western sheep moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1056855

Observation Notes: 
Large, day flying moth. Patrolling high mountain peak.
Region: 
United States
Utah
Tooele County
Location Notes: 
Located at a mountain peak, 9,000 ft in elevation.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 40.5037525, -112.2278202

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, July 24, 2015 - 12:00
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1049555

Observation Notes: 
On our front door
Region: 
United States
Utah
Cache County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.734440666431, -111.84127400597

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, June 8, 2015 - 15:26
Suggested Identification: 
Emmelina monodactyla (T-Moth)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1049089

Observation Notes: 
The host plant was some clover. We caught it as a caterpillar on May7th. We fed it until May 22nd when it went into a cocoon, and on June 19th, it hatched into this moth, which we promptly turned loose. This is the second of three caterpillars.
Region: 
United States
Utah
Grand County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.5733155, -109.5498395

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, June 19, 2015 - 00:00
Suggested Identification: 
Mexican Tiger Moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth
Date Notes: 
My daughter and I first saw these around May 7th. We saved two of them and fed them until they went into cocoons (May 22nd). The second one, shown in these two photos, hatched from its cocoon today, and we turned it loose.

Sighting Record 1049088

Observation Notes: 
We found the caterpillar with a bunch of others in some clover that was growing around our house. We brought it in, kept it fed, and waited until it turned into a butterfly. These two photos are the same insect. We collected three caterpillars, two of this variety.
Region: 
United States
Utah
Grand County
Location Notes: 
Located outside of Moab, Utah.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.5733155, -109.5498395

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, June 19, 2015 - 00:00
Suggested Identification: 
Mexican Tiger Moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth
Date Notes: 
My daughter and I saved the caterpillars and waited for them to hatch from their cocoons. We had them in caterpillar state on May 7th. It went into it's cocoon on May 22nd. This one hatched out June 13th.

Sighting Record 1044211

Region: 
United States
Utah
Davis County
Location Notes: 
GSL Shoreland Preserve
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.044710707888, -112.02613399674

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 14:49
Suggested Identification: 
Brephidium exilis
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1042044

Observation Notes: 
Warm and calm but cloudy afternoon, this red admiral was frequenting a patch of wallflower in my garden.
Region: 
United States
Utah
Salt Lake County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 40.564899307036, -111.87956560108

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 15:31
Suggested Identification: 
Red Admiral
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1040998

Observation Notes: 
Taking shelter from the rain on our porch
Region: 
United States
Utah
Cache County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.734420650761, -111.84128205259

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 17:00
Suggested Identification: 
Hyles lineata (White-lined Sphinx)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1025447

Region: 
United States
Utah
Davis County
Location Notes: 
GSL Shoreland Preserve
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.038496019425, -112.02621982743

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 13:35
Suggested Identification: 
Nymphalis milberti
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly