Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Virginia

Sighting Record 1196632

Observation Notes: 
I had pulled out a portion of a nonnative azalea yesterday. Today I was looking for a small hand rake in that area, brushing aside leaves. In doing so I discovered this wooly bear underneath the leaves. I wondered if it was alive. I touched it and it curled up. It was alive. I placed the leaves back over it. Later I came back to it to take this picture of it. It had gone back to its uncurled position. I suppose that is the most energy conserving position. I won't disturb again. After I took the picture I covered it with the loose leaves again. Yet another reason to keep portions of the yard "leafed". I've gotten to the point where I only keep the garden paths cleared and parts of the evershrinking lawn as I continue to plant non-lawn plants (The Skippers may be less happy.). I leave the leaves everywhere else. The temperature was probably in the high 40's. The sky was overcast. It will rain tonight and tomorrow.
Region: 
United States
Virginia
Alexandria
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.83077222609032, -77.08050151855196

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, December 14, 2018 - 14:06
Suggested Identification: 
Giant Leopard Moth (Hypercompe scribionia) caterpillar
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1195884

Observation Notes: 
Had been resting in the same spot on the window all day long!
Region: 
United States
Virginia
Newport News
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 37.06956619993715, -76.47957613004206

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 07:41
Suggested Identification: 
Lunate zale (Zale lunata)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth
Date Notes: 
Unusually warm for this time of year, cloudy all day, had rained the night before.

Sighting Record 1194713

Observation Notes: 
Found on a Sedum leaf.
Region: 
United States
Virginia
Alexandria
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.830700691879706, -77.08058699018636

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, September 9, 2007 - 18:20
Suggested Identification: 
Saddleback Caterpillar (Acharia stimulea)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar
Date Notes: 
I am reviewing archived photos. The date and time are accurate.

Sighting Record 1194686

Region: 
United States
Virginia
Newport News
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 37.06956421657686, -76.47958609263355

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 09:17
Suggested Identification: 
Roadside Sallow (Metaxaglaea viatica)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1194653

Observation Notes: 
Observed on Spicebush in Old Growth Forest.
Region: 
United States
Virginia
Orange County
Location Notes: 
Along Mill Road path in Landmark Forest
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.21291163087834, -78.16448220676267

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, August 31, 2018 - 11:09
Suggested Identification: 
Saddleback Caterpillar Acharia stimulea
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1194652

Observation Notes: 
My porch light. Very chilly, windy, and misty after night rain. Came as soon as I turned on the light; no other moths in sight.
Region: 
United States
Virginia
Floyd County
Location Notes: 
1.5 miles N of Kite, GA on Hwy 221N
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 36.9668827, -80.23800929999999

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 05:50
Suggested Identification: 
Green Cloverworm- Hypena scabra
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1194188

Observation Notes: 
Couldn’t decide if this was Red Fringed or Red Bordered emerald. Had 4 distinct black dots and very obvious white wavy lines across the wings.
Region: 
United States
Virginia
Newport News
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 37.069557121036425, -76.4795727772808

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 09:10
Suggested Identification: 
Red-Fringed Emerald (Nemoria bistriaria)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1194067

Region: 
United States
Virginia
Chesterfield County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 37.44691437030498, -77.58131263862305

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 12:15
Suggested Identification: 
The Wedgling (Galgula partita )
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth
Date Notes: 
Sunny low 60's

Sighting Record 1194060

Observation Notes: 
I realize without a picture of the underside it will probably not be possible to make a positive identification.
Region: 
United States
Virginia
Chesterfield County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 37.446863263453665, -77.5813770116394

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 12:10
Suggested Identification: 
Fall Webworm (Hyphantria cunea)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth
Date Notes: 
Sunny low 60's

Sighting Record 1193926

Observation Notes: 
Had been in the same place on the glass all day long.
Region: 
United States
Virginia
Newport News
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 37.069103575894566, -76.47906449867247

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, November 2, 2018 - 16:37
Suggested Identification: 
Bent-Line Dart (Choephora fungorum)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth