Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Washington

Sighting Record 1277507

Observation Notes: 
Resting on Tansy plant.
Region: 
United States
Washington
Mason County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 47.4147979, -123.2032452

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 16:03
Suggested Identification: 
Artichoke Plume moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1277244

Observation Notes: 
Feeding on cow parsnip. Campground is about 3000 ft. on Blue Mountain, Olympic National Park
Region: 
United States
Washington
Clallam County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 47.9482327, -123.2596796

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 13:05
Suggested Identification: 
Unknown
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1277243

Observation Notes: 
Warm, clear afternoon. 65 degrees
Region: 
United States
Washington
Clallam County
Location Notes: 
Campground on Blue Mountain, Olympic National Park
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 47.9482327, -123.2596796

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 15:30
Suggested Identification: 
Pacific fritillary?
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1277019

Observation Notes: 
At my black light.
Region: 
United States
Washington
Mason County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 47.4147979, -123.2032452

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 06:00
Suggested Identification: 
Amphipyra pyramidoides (American Copper Underwing)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1276718

Observation Notes: 
This butterfly was resting on our back porch post in Olympia, WA. It was there about three hours -- 2 with wings open and 1 with wings closed. Definitely not a butterfly I've seen before. IF it is a Question Mark, it's out of its range. I'm wondering whether this is from one of those butterfly hatching kits?
Region: 
United States
Washington
Thurston County
Location Notes: 
Top of a hill surrounded by mixed conifer (primarily Douglas fir and Western hemlock) and deciduous (primarily alder, cottonwood and big leaf maple) on the edge of open fields and above seasonal wetlands. Don't know if weather/temperature is of interest but this was a clear, 73 degree day with light wind. And it was about four days after the first big rain of the fall season.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 46.953761, -122.730819

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 14:11
Suggested Identification: 
Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1276712

Region: 
United States
Washington
Pierce County
Partner Project: 
Cascades Butterfly Project
Cascades Butterfly Protected Areas: 
Mt. Rainier National Park
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 46.913268, -121.6461497

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 14:33
Suggested Identification: 
Coronis Fritillary
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1276642

Observation Notes: 
Hanging on dead branch in wide open beach/dune area.
Region: 
United States
Washington
Pacific County
Location Notes: 
Near tip of Leadbetter Point
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 46.63924950737174, -124.0682367694336

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 13:35
Suggested Identification: 
Nepytia phantasmaria
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1276553

Observation Notes: 
Seen at the Lyle-Balch Cemetery. Weather was sunny and warm.
Region: 
United States
Washington
Klickitat County
Location Notes: 
Lyle-Bach Cemetery near Lyle, Washington. It's in an area of oak woods and there are protected habitat areas nearby.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 45.7199462, -121.3282362

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 12:15
Suggested Identification: 
Nymphalis californica?
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1276393

Observation Notes: 
At least 6 seen during the day hike in Mt Ranier National Park.
Region: 
United States
Washington
Pierce County
Location Notes: 
Skyline Trail ~5,700’ elevation
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 46.791195106934936, -121.73465116645535

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 05:40
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1276275

Region: 
United States
Washington
Lewis County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 46.77264738180637, -121.72351398296266

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 12:21
Suggested Identification: 
Anna's Blue
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly