Butterflies and Moths of North America

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West Virginia

Sighting Record 1184171

Region: 
Kanawha County
United States
West Virginia
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.37995894096015, -81.6827691999685

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, August 31, 2018 - 16:35
Suggested Identification: 
American Dagger Caterpillar
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1183320

Observation Notes: 
Little wood satyr was on window and allowed for close-up of wings.
Region: 
Preston County
United States
West Virginia
Location Notes: 
Uptop farm and retreat. 123 acres of Allegheny highlands.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 39.445649, -79.54643879999998

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 10:16
Suggested Identification: 
Spots on underside of wings
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1181550

Observation Notes: 
Partly cloudy, very humid, about 85 degrees; there had been some drizzle a couple of hours before, and rain the night before. This moth landed on the pavement and stayed quite still. Nearby were sycamore, oak, maple, beech, white pine, redbud, wingstem, milkweed, poison ivy, grapevine, autumn olive.
Region: 
West Virginia
United States
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.31756590850603, -82.35074193099729

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 14:18
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1181314

Observation Notes: 
Mostly cloudy, very humid, about 80 degrees; there had been some drizzle about an hour before, and rain the night before. This caterpillar was trundling along on the pavement very, very quickly, and into the weeds at the edge. Nearby were sycamore, oak, maple, beech, white pine, redbud, wingstem, ironweed, lespedeza, milkweed, poison ivy, grapevine, honeysuckle, oriental bittersweet vine, autumn olive.
Region: 
West Virginia
United States
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.313115928391916, -82.35125494586396

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, August 19, 2018 - 14:02
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1181225

Observation Notes: 
Photo taken in Northern part of Kanawha County, West Virginia.
Region: 
Jackson County
United States
West Virginia
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.728577485148485, -81.72442434038334

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 15:00
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1181058

Observation Notes: 
Attracted to incandescent porch light. Temperature 73 degrees f.
Region: 
Kanawha County
United States
West Virginia
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.41364990000001, -81.58562437301634

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 02:14
Suggested Identification: 
Chloropteryx tepperaria
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1180237

Region: 
Ohio County
United States
West Virginia
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 40.0615009, -80.60224019999998

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 15:00
Suggested Identification: 
Melanchra adjuncta
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1180233

Observation Notes: 
Mostly cloudy, very humid, about 89 degrees. These caterpillars were on a single leaf of a butterfly weed plant (orange milkweed). Nearby were thyme, echinacea, peppers, tomatoes, cardinal flower (lobelia), basil sage, yellow crook-neck squash, sugar maple. These are part of the same group as in sighting 1179419.
Region: 
Putnam County
United States
West Virginia
Location Notes: 
38.447363, -81.932474
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.447321, -81.932592

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 17:20
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1179723

Observation Notes: 
P. turbulenta larvae hatching from a egg mass deposited on August 6, 2018 (photographed in sighting #1176867). The first two photos are of the larvae hatching and newly hatched at 10:50 PM. The third photo shows the changes in the egg mass that were visible 18 hours prior on this date.
Region: 
Kanawha County
United States
West Virginia
Location Notes: 
Ceiling of the porch on a private residence.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.413668814691704, -81.58567265277861

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 23:50
Suggested Identification: 
Phosphila turbulenta
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1179420

Observation Notes: 
Mostly sunny, very humid, about 88 degrees. Several of these caterpillars were on the leaves and flowers of a butterfly weed plant (orange milkweed). Nearby were thyme, echinacea, peppers, tomatoes, cardinal flower (lobelia), basil sage, yellow crook-neck squash, sugar maple.
Region: 
Putnam County
United States
West Virginia
Location Notes: 
38.447069, -81.932249
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.4470445, -81.9324681

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 14:10
Suggested Identification: 
Monarch
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar