Butterflies and Moths of North America

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West Virginia

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

Sighting Record 1179419

Observation Notes: 
Mostly sunny, very humid, about 88 degrees. These caterpillars were clustered 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.
Region: 
Putnam County
United States
West Virginia
Location Notes: 
38.447363, -81.932474
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.447321, -81.932592

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 14:07
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1179416

Observation Notes: 
Light drizzle, humid, about 75 degrees. The caterpillar was not far from an Eastern Phoebe, in a tree I didn't recognize, about 25 feet above a brushpile next to a gravel road through a park maintenance area. Nearby were some wooden buildings, several pickup trucks, oak, maple beech, sycamore, dogwood, redbud, sassafras, locust, hickory, tulip poplar, frazier magnolia, grapevines, poison ivy, wingstem, ironweed, joe pye weed, helianthus, spikenard, wood nettle.
Region: 
Kanawha County
United States
West Virginia
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.27892378929022, -81.66146130426296

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 12:29
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1179414

Observation Notes: 
Partly cloudy, very humid, about 85 degrees. The butterfly was working intently on a zinnia. The area was a large, overgrown brushpile at the steep edge of a field above a thickly wooded creek. Nearby were an odd assortment: grass, ironweed, joe pye weed, black-eyed susans, milkweed, lespedeza, poison ivy, grapevines, zinnia, pumpkins, something like moonflower, bamboo, oak, elm, maple, beech, locust, sycamore, hickory.
Region: 
Putnam County
United States
West Virginia
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.5415561652267, -81.93134581117857

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 12:18
Suggested Identification: 
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1179413

Observation Notes: 
Partly cloudy, very humid, about 85 degrees. The butterfly was drifting from leaf to leaf, and finally settled for a few moments. Nearby were ironweed, joe pye weed, wingstem, poison ivy, grapevines, oak, elm, maple, beech, locust, sycamore, hickory.
Region: 
Putnam County
United States
West Virginia
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.54731054743996, -81.92761665332688

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 11:18
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1179366

Region: 
Kanawha County
United States
West Virginia
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.4136499, -81.58555999999999

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 22:17
Suggested Identification: 
Hypagyrtis sp.
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1179364

Region: 
Kanawha County
United States
West Virginia
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.4136499, -81.58555999999999

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 22:16
Suggested Identification: 
Hypagyrtis sp.
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1179363

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

Geolocation is 38.41367827203568, -81.58567667609213

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 22:15
Suggested Identification: 
Iridopsis larvaria
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1178810

Observation Notes: 
Wingspan 12-13 mm. Attracted to incandescent porch light.
Region: 
Kanawha County
United States
West Virginia
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.41366671305954, -81.58566728836058

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 23:30
Suggested Identification: 
Diasemiodes janassialis
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth