Butterflies and Moths of North America

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West Virginia

Sighting Record 1271932

Observation Notes: 
Several dozen of these seen flying on the same date.
Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Fayette County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 37.979895, -80.94575300000001

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 12:00
Suggested Identification: 
Speyeria diana
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1271905

Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Jackson County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.9326017, -81.8265636

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, August 28, 2020 - 14:15
Suggested Identification: 
Anisota senatoria
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1271759

Observation Notes: 
I think these are both male Sachems, but the second one is so much brighter orange than the first, I wondered if it could be something different.
Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Berkeley County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 39.51528159595071, -77.87573808786621

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 12:57
Suggested Identification: 
Sachem
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1271542

Observation Notes: 
This poor thing was indoors. We live on a property that is predominantly wooded with cedar, black walnut, maple, and hackberry. The rest is open with various smaller plantings.
Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Berkeley County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 39.4964296, -77.8481516

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 13:48
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1270823

Observation Notes: 
I moved caterpillar from a wicker chair to a safer environment and placed on a fallen limb in forested area. Very STRONG suction when trying to remove. Retracted head when felt threatened. Cloudy, 80°.
Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Morgan County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 39.62536739999999, -78.21775480000001

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 11:56
Suggested Identification: 
Bedstraw-hawk moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1270820

Observation Notes: 
Clear skies, sunny, 82°. Observed on Butterfly bush in Backyard. Several Monarchs present. Allowed to get very close for photo.
Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Morgan County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 39.6379682, -78.1855235

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, August 22, 2020 - 10:36
Suggested Identification: 
Monarch
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly