Butterflies and Moths of North America

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West Virginia

Sighting Record 1261095

Observation Notes: 
found hanging from barb wire fence in open meadow, appeared to be stuck on fence. Freed it and it flew off into the grass.
Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Upshur County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 39.094375791980745, -80.23745504470752

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 11:58
Suggested Identification: 
Pandorus Sphinx
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1261090

Observation Notes: 
Seen on Turk's cap lily flower in riparian corridor along Gandy Creek in Randolph County, WV
Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Randolph County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.73009623182387, -79.61357300229757

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 14:26
Suggested Identification: 
Aphordite frittilary
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1260651

Observation Notes: 
Mostly clear sky, about 85 degrees, humidity about 80%. Suburban neighborhood, east side of house. The butterfly was drinking from a bright orange cone-flower cultivar, then flew out of sight. Nearby were large pin oaks, sweet gums, maples, holly bushes, rosemary, thyme, lesser periwinkle, and not-yet-blooming ironweed, wingstem, and arrow-wood viburnum.
Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Putnam County
Location Notes: 
1 mile south of I64; 1/4 mile from high-traffic shopping centers, including gas station
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.44706669749882, -81.93243439855911

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 11:46
Suggested Identification: 
pink-edged sulphur
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1259011

Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Gilmer County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.9336203653518, -80.79417924729478

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 22:42
Suggested Identification: 
Chickweed Geometer
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth