Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1232734

Observation date: September 11, 2019
Submitted by: WINGSaloftinKS
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: This Viceroy held onto this Tall Joe-Pye Weed like nobody's business as the wind tossed it around in every possible direction for a good 7 - 8 minutes. Can't believe I got a shot of it during the brief second it was at rest. Located right by a bridge over a wetland area. Size: Approx. 3" wingspan. Weather: 82 degrees, 54% humidity.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: September 13, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Kansas, Douglas County