Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Utah

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

Sighting Record 1018184

Observation Notes: 
Photographed in Zion national park. Warm, sunny day.
Region: 
United States
Utah
Washington County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 37.322817, -113.0457164

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 00:00
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1017960

Observation Notes: 
I saw this moth as my wife and I were decending our stairs at our apartment complex. I don't remeber the weather that day, as it was a couple of months ago. I simply thought it was an interesting looking moth so I took a quick photo with my phone.
Region: 
United States
Utah
Utah County
Location Notes: 
The stair on which the moth was perched when I took the photo was approching the 3rd floor. The stairway is slightly sheltered. As can be seen from the satelite image, the complex has some shrubs and trees dispersed throughout the complex. I'm submitting this sighting because I noticed that this species hasn't been spotted this far north as much as my crude research found. I thought it might be useful info for someone.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 40.2625556, -111.6592104

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, September 26, 2014 - 12:21
Suggested Identification: 
Painted Tiger Moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1004518

Observation Notes: 
First time I have seen this moth in Moab, UT. It was fairly unresponsive, but it was very hot outside... I tried to prod it to get a good look at its spread wings but it was having none of it... Reminded me more of a cat than a moth...
Region: 
United States
Utah
Grand County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.5796593, -109.55098

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 16:00
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1003522

Observation Notes: 
I got this photo by accident - was just photographing the nasturtium and the little guy flew in. I have never seen a moth with wings like this, one set flat along the plane of its body and the other held almost perpendicular (you can see the shadow they cast in the photo). It flew away after a few seconds, apparently happy and healthy, so I'm assuming the wings are exactly the way they're supposed to be.
Region: 
United States
Utah
Salt Lake County
Location Notes: 
4538 Brockbank Drive, SLC UT 84124. Seen in the backyard garden.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 40.6729569, -111.793757

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 17:59
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth