Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Washington

Sighting Record 1179727

Observation Notes: 
Only one individual seen all day, alighting on aquatic weed wrack line along river
Region: 
Benton County
United States
Washington
Location Notes: 
On shoreline of Columbia River west of Paterson, WA
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 45.9060518484194, -119.66645503222657

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 14:30
Suggested Identification: 
Nymphalis californica
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1179554

Region: 
Thurston County
United States
Washington
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 46.91908042802056, -122.7519281224948

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 15:21
Suggested Identification: 
Great Spangled Fritillary
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1179404

Region: 
Kitsap County
United States
Washington
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 47.63857828411428, -122.8471674392307

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 17:30
Suggested Identification: 
Great Spangled Fritillary
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1179403

Region: 
Kitsap County
United States
Washington
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 47.63858454093939, -122.84715333498264

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 17:30
Suggested Identification: 
Western Tiger Swallowtail
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1179355

Observation Notes: 
Foraging on oregano flowers.
Region: 
Kitsap County
United States
Washington
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 47.63862133742826, -122.84727647191875

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 16:30
Suggested Identification: 
Long Dash
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1179341

Region: 
San Juan County
United States
Washington
Location Notes: 
Off cold springs trail in a cave
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 48.67477676540519, -122.84045402364387

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 12:30
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1179015

Region: 
Thurston County
United States
Washington
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 46.905304, -123.04748990000002

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 16:29
Suggested Identification: 
Common Ringlet
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1178800

Observation Notes: 
This butterfly was on what I believe is a thyme plant, which also had many bees. When I first got close for a photo, it "jumped" off about as fast as a grasshopper can, and flew to a nearby dandelion leaf. It stayed there and was very calm as I approached again, allowing me to get within a few inches with my phone for photos for several seconds before it jumped/flew away again. It really did move quite quickly in the initial takeoff. It stayed in the yard and settled again on the thyme plant, giving us a chance to photograph it with a better camera. The day was mildly overcast and the temps were in the 70's.
Region: 
King County
United States
Washington
Location Notes: 
1 mile east of Saint Edward State Park and Lake Washington.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 47.7336816235815, -122.23318891424753

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 15:00
Suggested Identification: 
Woodland Skipper
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly