Butterflies and Moths of North America

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West Virginia

Sighting Record 1233480

Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Berkeley County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 39.51498363003635, -77.87593120691531

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 11:16
Suggested Identification: 
Horace's Duskywing
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1233410

Observation Notes: 
90+ degree weather, nectaring on iron weed
Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Jefferson County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 39.4639522, -77.80020990000003

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 10:51
Suggested Identification: 
Ermine Moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1233406

Observation Notes: 
Warm Weather 90+, found on yellow iron weed
Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Jefferson County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 39.4639522, -77.80020990000003

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 10:57
Suggested Identification: 
Yellow Wolley Bear
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1233187

Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Tucker County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 39.0296466, -79.44848389999999

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 18:15
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar
Date Notes: 
Canaan valley wv

Sighting Record 1233002

Observation Notes: 
Historical upload.
Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Kanawha County
Location Notes: 
It is a historical upload and I don't remember exactly where on the Marmet Locks and Dam property the sighting was located other than it was on the Belle side of the river.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.25491618731982, -81.56683067443254

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 10:46
Suggested Identification: 
Little Wood Satyr?
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1232999

Observation Notes: 
I thought it was an Eastern-tailed Blue but when looking closer, there were no tails. I don't know if they are worn/torn off or whether it was another species.
Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Kanawha County
Location Notes: 
It was on the graveled road along the south bank of Burning Springs Creek on the Marmet Locks and Dam property near Belle, WV. (Note: The Satellite View shows the relocation position of Burning Springs Creek correctly. It is just North of the sighting. The Map View shows the sighting to the North of the creek and that is in error).
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.26135214378098, -81.570253102258

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 10:41
Suggested Identification: 
Eastern Tailed-blue with the tails worn off?
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1232512

Observation Notes: 
This butterfly was fluttering about going from flower to flower in my garden in Lewisburg, West Virginia. He landed on many zinnia's and cockscomb before I was able to get this shot of him. It was the first time I have seen this type of butterfly all summer.
Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Greenbrier County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 37.8017879, -80.4456303

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 15:00
Suggested Identification: 
Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1232371

Observation Notes: 
It was returning to a moist area where water seeping from a beaver dam was seeping across a concrete low-water bridge.
Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Kanawha County
Location Notes: 
On the Low-water Bridge of Burning Springs Creek located on the Belle side of the Marmet Locks and Dam property near Belle, WV. (Note: The Map View is in error as to the location of Burning Springs Creek. It has been relocated and is shown correctly on the Satellite View.)
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.261709972404645, -81.5685649974352

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 13:46
Suggested Identification: 
Cloudless Sulfur?
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1232367

Observation Notes: 
Small, (about 1-inch wingspan), creamy white with faint tan stripes plus two dark spots on the forewing.
Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Kanawha County
Location Notes: 
Location is within 100-yards of where shown on the Satellite view. It was on the Belle side of the Marmet Locks and Dam property near Belle, WV.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.26164714911388, -81.56799848941404

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 12:37
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1232314

Observation Notes: 
Was eating leaves voraciously on a rose of Sharon tree. Rears up at any provocation. Very large- good 4 inches long and fatter than a thick pencil.
Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Raleigh County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 37.7431715, -81.12287509999999

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 09:15
Suggested Identification: 
Hickory horned devil caterpillar / royal walnut moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar