Butterflies and Moths of North America

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West Virginia

Sighting Record 1221332

Observation Notes: 
mingled with tiger swallowtails on sandy river bank
Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Monroe County
Location Notes: 
Below Schumate Falls about 3-4 miles down the New River from Glenn Lynn
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 37.43896468792819, -80.8514848042471

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 13:45
Suggested Identification: 
Spicebush Swallowtail
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1220230

Observation Notes: 
It was resting on a shaded window screen of the house. To achieve a better viewing angle, I rotated one photo so the screen appears horizontal.
Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Kanawha County
Location Notes: 
On W. Riverview Drive in Belle, Kanawha Co., WV.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.23450354846295, -81.54482147230948

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, July 22, 2019 - 09:41
Suggested Identification: 
Northern Pearly-eyes?
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1220227

Observation Notes: 
Historical upload. I don't remember the exact conditions when the photograph was taken.
Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Kanawha County
Location Notes: 
Historical upload. I don't remember exactly where on the property the butterfly was observed. Location was on the Belle side of the Marmet Locks and Dam site about 2 1/4-miles northwest of Belle, Kanawha Co., WV.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.25490099577175, -81.56687398294207

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 17:01
Suggested Identification: 
Monarch..
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1220226

Observation Notes: 
Historical upload. Feeding on a milkweed leaf in a field of high weeds.
Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Pocahontas County
Location Notes: 
In a grown over pasture field just north of a small farm pond on East Woodrow Branch Road in Pocahontas Co., WV. About 4.8-miles northwest of Marlinton.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.283803268373994, -80.13800120022893

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 10:48
Suggested Identification: 
Monarch.
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1219190

Observation Notes: 
The moth appeared to be resting during the mid morning hours. Right wing appears damaged. Clear skies, no wind.
Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Putnam County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.453773550107115, -81.93746209144592

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 08:16
Suggested Identification: 
Sphinx Moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1218655

Observation Notes: 
The butterfly was actively feeding on Thistle blossoms on the edge of a wood thicket. Many other butterfly species were present on the blossoms as well. The morning was quite warm with temps near 90, with partly cloudy skies. An occasional breeze was noticed.
Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Jefferson County
Location Notes: 
Site is located towards the back of the USDA_Appalachian Fruit Research Station orchards.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 39.35643398197871, -77.89453083452702

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, July 19, 2019 - 10:50
Suggested Identification: 
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1218650

Observation Notes: 
Excessive heat for the day with highs in upper 90s. After startling the moth many times, it seemed content to stay mounted on the exterior of basement block wall which is painted red. This was the shaded side of the structure.
Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Jefferson County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 39.341552513195424, -77.88450241728248

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 14:00
Suggested Identification: 
Desmia funeralis
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1218505

Observation Notes: 
Hanging out on the front of our camper for about three hours
Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Kanawha County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.321434, -81.51268800000003

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 08:30
Suggested Identification: 
Imperial Moth
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1217799

Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Cabell County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.43025517227983, -82.40346830217993

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 09:06
Suggested Identification: 
Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio glaucus)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly
Date Notes: 
July 16, 2019 morning.

Sighting Record 1217608

Observation Notes: 
Moth was very still until I got close, then it twitched and flew away.
Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Ohio County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 40.0459378, -80.6544462

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 01:40
Suggested Identification: 
Eacles imperialis
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth
Date Notes: 
Was July 18, 1:40am, but it gave me an error message.