Butterflies and Moths of North America

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West Virginia

Sighting Record 1244542

Observation Notes: 
Mostly cloudy, (60% to 90%), with breezes.
Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Kanawha County
Location Notes: 
It flew near my wife's head and about 8 to 10-feet away from me. It was all black on the undersurfaces, no light colored spots at all. I thought it might be a new species for me so took a photo when it landed on a bush in the neighbor's yard. Only then were the spots observed. The photo shows the different colors on the upper surfaces. Wingspan was estimated to be a little less than three inches by both my wife and myself but that is entirely subjective.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.23452053287016, -81.5449892755496

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 10:43
Suggested Identification: 
Spicebush Swallowtail??
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1244219

Observation Notes: 
Clear skies, about 70 degrees. Along a one-mile stretch of damp, dirt and gravel road, we saw more than 50 of these little moths. They were all floating about, frequently landing on the road and crawling a few inches before taking off again. Nearby were sycamore, oak, maple, locust, beech, virginia pine, redbud, buckeye, multiflora rose, autumn olive, honeysuckle, grapevine, mullien, red dead-nettle, cutleaf toothwort, spring beauty, coltsfoot, lots of dead brush from last fall.
Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Putnam County
Location Notes: 
Amherst-Pymouth Wildlife Management Area, near Route 62, Bancroft, Putnam County, WV
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.51741265087985, -81.84273629564585

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 15:45
Suggested Identification: 
Psychomorpha,_Grapevine epimenis
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth
Date Notes: 
Time is approximate.

Sighting Record 1242920

Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Cabell County
Location Notes: 
Latitude: 38.40931926090121 Longitude: -82.43300138483679
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.4093255, -82.4329777

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 09:51
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1240280

Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Mercer County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 37.2601043, -81.18778379999998

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, July 7, 2019 - 05:06
Suggested Identification: 
Dryocampa rubicunda
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1240279

Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Mercer County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 37.2601043, -81.18778379999998

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, July 7, 2019 - 10:45
Suggested Identification: 
Eudryas grata
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1239201

Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Mercer County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 37.2698395, -81.22231950000003

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, July 7, 2019 - 10:45
Suggested Identification: 
Ennomos subsignaria
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1238421

Observation Notes: 
Historical upload.
Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Raleigh County
Location Notes: 
It was on the path below the Overlook Parking Lot at Stephens Lake, Raleigh Co., WV.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 37.781224309557864, -81.31003093432923

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, September 2, 2018 - 13:06
Suggested Identification: 
Dagger Moth?
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar