Butterflies and Moths of North America

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West Virginia

Sighting Record 1223882

Observation Notes: 
Actively feeding on Common Milkweed blossoms
Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Jefferson County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 39.34974214037589, -77.88547311904904

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 15:00
Suggested Identification: 
Snowberry Clearwing_Hemaris diffinis
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1223490

Observation Notes: 
Feeding from Red Clover
Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Mercer County
Location Notes: 
Bluefield State College, Bluefield, WV.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 37.26474093253267, -81.24115322559703

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 15:57
Suggested Identification: 
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1222955

Observation Notes: 
Butterfly seemed intent on sitting on shaded side of foundation of old house. When it would fly, it seemed to always return to the general vicinity on the foundation.
Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Jefferson County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 39.349842568775216, -77.88490617372673

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 14:09
Suggested Identification: 
Red Admiral_Vanessa atalanta
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1221674

Observation Notes: 
Historical upload.
Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Kanawha County
Location Notes: 
Historical upload. I don't remember the exact location. It was on the Belle side of the river of the Marmet Locks and Dam property near Belle, WV.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.25491138787975, -81.56684064293034

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 14:08
Suggested Identification: 
No idea of an i.d.
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
moth

Sighting Record 1221669

Observation Notes: 
The were about 1/4-inch in total length and feeding on young Box Elder leaves. The tree itself was a sapling about 4-feet tall.
Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Kanawha County
Location Notes: 
It was on the south bank of Burning Springs Creek located on the Marmet Locks and Dam property near Belle, WV. (Note: The "Map" view erroneously shows the location of the creek to the south of my sighting. The "Satellite" view shows the creek correctly located just north of my sighting.)
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.261656250382494, -81.56831256732744

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 11:08
Suggested Identification: 
No idea of i.d.
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1221666

Observation Notes: 
Historical upload.
Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Kanawha County
Location Notes: 
Historical upload. I don't remember the exact location other than it was on the Belle side of the river of the Marmet Locks and Dam property near Belle, WV.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.25489090528292, -81.56686642543303

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, September 14, 2018 - 17:51
Suggested Identification: 
Viceroy.
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1221664

Observation Notes: 
Mostly clear with breezes. Hot and humid.
Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Kanawha County
Location Notes: 
It was landing on the weeds next to the gravel access road to Burning Springs Creek on the Marmet Locks and Dam property near Belle, WV. (Note: the "Map" view erroneously shows the location of Burning Springs Creek to the south of my sighting. It has been relocated to the north which is shown correctly on the "Satellite" view.).
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.26130965151522, -81.57034447917204

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 13:17
Suggested Identification: 
Cloudless Sulphur?
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1221549

Observation Notes: 
Cloudy somewhat cooler day (69F) and I first noticed the Sootywing as I took a step on some limestone gravel. It seemed to be interested in staying in that particular area and resting on stones.
Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Jefferson County
Location Notes: 
Appalachian Fruit Research Station property: private.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 39.3497206469319, -77.88375330308679

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 10:39
Suggested Identification: 
Common Sootywing_Pholisora catullus
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1221341

Observation Notes: 
Very quick, rarely lands, blue on top
Region: 
United States
West Virginia
Summers County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 37.4586934, -80.86402149999998

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 14:19
Suggested Identification: 
Sooty azure
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly