Butterflies and Moths of North America

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West Virginia

Sighting Record 1224295

Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Mercer County
Location Notes: 
Brush Creek Falls, Mercer Co., WV.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 37.466612413199776, -81.06030743373077

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 17:10
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1224221

Observation Notes: 
Warm breezy afternoon with partly cloudy skies and lower humidity. This butterfly was hanging around a row of blackberry plants in our orchard, staying in the same area even after being startled.
Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Jefferson County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 39.35063218733332, -77.88267204615852

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 18:56
Suggested Identification: 
Red-spotted Purple_Limenitis arthemis astyanax
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1223884

Observation Notes: 
Butterfly lit on the seat of my truck. I had left the door open and out of nowhere it appeared and landed on the sunny portion of the fabric.
Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Jefferson County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 39.34975873337803, -77.8854302037048

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 09:00
Suggested Identification: 
Hackberry Emperor_Asterocampa celtis
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1223883

Observation Notes: 
Actively feeding on Common Milkweed blossoms.
Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Jefferson County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 39.34974214037589, -77.88545166137692

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 15:00
Suggested Identification: 
Hummingbird Clearwing_Hemaris thysbe
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1223882

Observation Notes: 
Actively feeding on Common Milkweed blossoms
Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Jefferson County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 39.34974214037589, -77.88547311904904

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 15:00
Suggested Identification: 
Snowberry Clearwing_Hemaris diffinis
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1223490

Observation Notes: 
Feeding from Red Clover
Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Mercer County
Location Notes: 
Bluefield State College, Bluefield, WV.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 37.26474093253267, -81.24115322559703

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 15:57
Suggested Identification: 
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1222955

Observation Notes: 
Butterfly seemed intent on sitting on shaded side of foundation of old house. When it would fly, it seemed to always return to the general vicinity on the foundation.
Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Jefferson County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 39.349842568775216, -77.88490617372673

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 14:09
Suggested Identification: 
Red Admiral_Vanessa atalanta
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly