Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Washington

Sighting Record 1202686

Observation Notes: 
He was just hanging out on the garage wall as we went up and down the stairs with everything including the kitchen sink. We were in the process of clearing out the guest room above the garage and I have no idea how long he’d been there but we were passing by him extremely close and he couldn’t have cared less. Even furniture on a hand truck going down the stairs within inches of him on the wall didn’t phase him. We did get a reaction though when we stopped and paid attention to him. As he became uncomfortable he would raise his legs (and probably head too but I’m still not sure exactly where that’s hiding). He let me know he wasn’t happy when I placed a tape measure very close to him. Those legs really came up, but I can tell you it was a full two inches between the wall and wing tips.
Region: 
United States
Washington
Mason County
Location Notes: 
He was on the southern facing wall enjoying a little break of sunshine. Either that or he liked the fresh paint (painted prior day).
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 47.32461894148716, -122.83754614581665

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 14:00
Suggested Identification: 
Ceanothus silk moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1202298

Observation Notes: 
Outside Starbucks, I noticed a teasing flutter twice behind me in the reflection of my phone. It looked like a cute little white angel, so I figured I would turn my head to see what was fluttering behind me. Before I knew it, this moth fluttered down and decided to land on the meat of my thumb. It was very chilly outside, and fairly breezy. My fingers were freezing, but my thumb felt okay, so I figured it picked that spot for warmth. I was also wearing a black coat with a white acrylic sweater peeking out of my sleeve, making a perfect spot for it's camouflage. The outside walls of the coffee shop were light-colored, as well, from where it fluttered down from. After a few minutes, I needed to leave, so I curled my fingers to protect it from the cold wind as I walked. My fingers were painfully cold, so I carefully stuck it in my pocket for about 15 seconds until I felt the moth tapping its feet inside. I retrieved my hand from my pocket and found it had perked up, so I walked several feet more until I stopped to look in my purse for something. Having had kept a wide gap between my thumb and index finger to give it the choice to leave whenever it wanted to, it decided to climb out and fly away over my shoulder, likely to take shelter under the eaves of Silvercup Coffee I stopped in front of. We had travelled a total of 1.5 blocks.
Region: 
United States
Washington
Snohomish County
Location Notes: 
In front of Starbucks on Colby in Everett, Washington.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 47.979810681056705, -122.20839500427246

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 15:50
Suggested Identification: 
Half-white carpet moth (Mesoleuca gratulata)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1202255

Region: 
United States
Washington
Pierce County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 47.0458857, -122.38588879999998

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 04:23
Suggested Identification: 
Nola minna
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1202118

Observation Notes: 
55 degrees and sunny. Sat in the sun for me for over 15 minutes.
Region: 
United States
Washington
Mason County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 47.41953836739544, -123.19740335561801

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 14:23
Suggested Identification: 
Comma
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1202067

Observation Notes: 
Cool morning moth sitting in road with wings folded up. Size: 70mm long including antennae, 120 mm wide (wingtips) as positioned in photograph.
Region: 
United States
Washington
Jefferson County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 48.104216909178845, -122.88470076986692

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 09:48
Suggested Identification: 
Ceanothus silkmoth - Hyalophora euryalus
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1202031

Region: 
United States
Washington
Pierce County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 47.0458857, -122.38588879999998

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 04:34
Suggested Identification: 
Acleris hastiana
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1201882

Region: 
United States
Washington
Pierce County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 47.0458857, -122.38588879999998

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, April 5, 2019 - 04:11
Suggested Identification: 
Acleris hastiana
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1201861

Observation Notes: 
55 degrees and sunny.
Region: 
United States
Washington
Mason County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 47.418886049190505, -123.19765768686148

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 15:00
Suggested Identification: 
Oreas Comma
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1201832

Region: 
United States
Washington
Pierce County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 47.0458857, -122.38588879999998

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 04:26
Suggested Identification: 
Orthosia pacifica
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1201821

Region: 
United States
Washington
Kitsap County
Location Notes: 
17498 NW Seabeck Ridge Way, Seabeck WA roosting on well pump house door.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 47.63844370333541, -122.84720471512026

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 08:30
Suggested Identification: 
Tissue Moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth