Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Utah

Sighting Record 1101104

Observation Notes: 
Upland Meadow with a small spring-fed creek nearby.
Region: 
United States
Utah
Salt Lake County
Location Notes: 
In a dry meadow along Cecret Road, about 1.5 miles SE (as the crow flies) of Alta, Salt Lake County, UT.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 40.574200556906, -111.61498353198

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, August 29, 2016 - 00:00
Suggested Identification: 
Melissa Blue
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1090297

Region: 
United States
Utah
Summit County
Location Notes: 
by Ponds Lake, Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Uinta Mountains
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 40.684420537806, -110.96554371949

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 11:44
Suggested Identification: 
Pyrgus centaureae
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1089405

Region: 
United States
Utah
Box Elder County
Location Notes: 
On Auto tour
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.446175, -112.262246

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 00:00
Suggested Identification: 
Western White
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1088169

Observation Notes: 
The weather when I spotted this butterfly, was relatively clear, but there was a strong wind. This insect flew near the ground. It seem like it was trying to find a place to rest, so it didn't get blown away
Region: 
United States
Utah
Salt Lake County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 40.690165743457, -111.85273753373

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, July 8, 2016 - 11:43
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1086652

Region: 
United States
Utah
Salt Lake County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 40.727604829997, -111.83024896532

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 18:00
Suggested Identification: 
Papilio multicaudata
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1085277

Observation Notes: 
At about 8000 ft elevation in the very eastern part of Carbon County, Utah at the stream crossing we encountered 50+ of this specie with many congregated on the mud adjacent to the steam, The all fluttered up and within minutes were dispersed by the windy day.I had been observing single examples (~20) in the 30 minute drive to this spot. The day was clear, sunny and cooler morning temp ~65F with 15MPH winds. Wish I had been quicker for video as I stood in a whirlwind of swallowtails!
Region: 
United States
Utah
Carbon County
Location Notes: 
On Horse Canyon Rd just into Carbon County. closing in on Range Creek.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 39.497006190778, -110.32095261751

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 10:15
Suggested Identification: 
Western Tiger Swallowtail
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1085016

Observation Notes: 
One of three wild males that came into four raised females.
Region: 
Davis County
Utah
United States
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 41.043678, -111.91198199999997

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 05:15
Suggested Identification: 
Antheraea polyphemus
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

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