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Corn Earworm Moth Helicoverpa zea

Observer

iowabiologist

Date

October 9, 2019 01:15 PM CDT

Description

Nectaring on lantana and evening primrose; several migrating southward

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Painted Lady Vanessa cardui

Observer

iowabiologist

Date

October 8, 2019 04:28 PM CDT

Description

One of several nectaring on New England Aster

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Painted Lady Vanessa cardui

Observer

iowabiologist

Date

October 18, 2019 02:23 PM CDT

Description

Painted Ladies flying and nectaring on red clover

Photos / Sounds

What

Painted Lady Vanessa cardui

Observer

iowabiologist

Date

October 17, 2019

Description

Painted Ladies flying and nectaring on red clover

Photos / Sounds

What

Red Admiral (Northern Hemisphere) Vanessa atalanta

Observer

iowabiologist

Date

October 7, 2019 04:30 PM CDT

Description

Many Red Admirals on or near fallen apples in a fruit orchard

Red Admirals had been migrating today before 3 p.m. These may have stopped here to feed after the flight period ended.

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What

Painted Lady Vanessa cardui

Observer

iowabiologist

Date

September 30, 2019

Description

Two Painted Ladies among many Red Admirals feeding on fallen apples in a fruit orchard. Moving short distances consistently southward between fruit trees. Probable migrating butterflies sheltering from the wind.

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What

Monarch Danaus plexippus

Observer

iowabiologist

Date

September 13, 2019 08:59 AM CDT

Description

Extensive monarch roost among trees in the town park

Observed and photographed by Rita Gartin

This observation is also posted on Journey North:

https://journeynorth.org/sightings/query_result.html?record_id=1526431445

Photos / Sounds

What

Red Admiral (Northern Hemisphere) Vanessa atalanta

Observer

iowabiologist

Date

September 30, 2019 04:30 PM CDT

Description

Many Red Admirals feeding on fallen apples in a fruit orchard. Moving short distances consistently southward between fruit trees. Probable migrating butterflies sheltering from the wind.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

iowabiologist

Date

September 29, 2019 04:50 PM CDT

Description

Standing still on the edge of a bowl on the railing of a second-floor-level deck

Photos / Sounds

What

Monarch Danaus plexippus

Observer

iowabiologist

Date

September 24, 2019 02:05 PM CDT

Description

Roosting grove sheltering an estimated 50 Monarchs

This observation is also posted on Journey North:

https://journeynorth.org/sightings/query_result.html?record_id=1526430570

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What

Eastern Garter Snake Thamnophis sirtalis ssp. sirtalis

Observer

iowabiologist

Date

September 25, 2019 01:17 PM CDT

Description

About to crawl into a hole in the ground

Photos / Sounds

What

Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

iowabiologist

Date

September 26, 2019 02:30 PM CDT

Description

Perching in the top of one of a cluster of trees. Later, flew down to the west and perched on a post and then on a fence.

A brown band was observed on the dorsal surface of its tail when it was flying.

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What

Red Admiral (Northern Hemisphere) Vanessa atalanta

Observer

iowabiologist

Date

September 12, 2019 02:28 PM CDT

Description

Fresh individual nectaring on a thistle growing by the north edge of a grove of trees. May have arrived from the north and then departed southward after having stopped to feed.

Photos / Sounds

What

Painted Lady Vanessa cardui

Observer

iowabiologist

Date

September 12, 2019 01:34 PM CDT

Description

Two individuals nectaring on Tall Thistle near the east edge of a grove of trees

Photos / Sounds

What

Monarch Danaus plexippus

Observer

iowabiologist

Date

September 11, 2019 06:54 PM CDT

Description

Monarch roosting grove sheltering an estimated 200 to 500 Monarchs

This observation is also posted on Journey North at

https://journeynorth.org/sightings/query_result.html?record_id=1526427659

Photos / Sounds

What

Red Admiral (Northern Hemisphere) Vanessa atalanta

Observer

iowabiologist

Date

September 5, 2019 06:14 PM CDT

Description

Survey of red admirals maintaining territories on the Iowa State University campus

The first photo shows the same butterfly that was observed and photographed at this location on September 3rd.

Photos / Sounds

What

Red Admiral (Northern Hemisphere) Vanessa atalanta

Observer

iowabiologist

Date

September 3, 2019 06:55 PM CDT

Description

Survey of red admirals maintaining territories on the Iowa State University campus

Two butterflies interacting within one territory - both photos show the one that held the territory

Photos / Sounds

What

Red Admiral (Northern Hemisphere) Vanessa atalanta

Observer

iowabiologist

Date

August 19, 2019

Description

Survey of red admirals maintaining territories on the Iowa State University campus

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red Admiral (Northern Hemisphere) Vanessa atalanta

Observer

iowabiologist

Date

August 7, 2019 06:51 PM CDT

Description

Survey of red admirals maintaining territories on the Iowa State University campus

Photos / Sounds

What

Red Admiral (Northern Hemisphere) Vanessa atalanta

Observer

iowabiologist

Date

August 6, 2019

Description

Survey of red admirals maintaining territories on the Iowa State University campus

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca

Observer

iowabiologist

Date

September 9, 2019 01:18 PM EDT

Description

Large patch growing on a street corner

Observed and photographed by Sylvia Carter

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What

Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres

Observer

iowabiologist

Date

March 16, 2010 09:24 AM EDT

Description

Several birds foraging among large rocks on the beach

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Tropical Checkered-Skipper Pyrgus oileus

Observer

iowabiologist

Date

March 16, 2010 01:04 PM EDT

Description

Resting on vegetation near the ground

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Dainty Sulphur Nathalis iole

Observer

iowabiologist

Date

March 16, 2010 12:59 PM EDT

Description

Fluttering about and landing on sandy ground near a path

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red Admiral (Northern Hemisphere) Vanessa atalanta

Observer

iowabiologist

Date

July 27, 2019

Description

Survey of red admirals maintaining territories on the Iowa State University campus

Survey ended prematurely due to dark overcast moving in after 8:17 pm. No butterflies were observed on the east half of campus after then.

Photo shows the location where a swarm of from 10 to 12 red admirals were occupying a territory. No clear photos of the butterflies themselves were obtained.

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What

Red Admiral (Northern Hemisphere) Vanessa atalanta

Observer

iowabiologist

Date

July 24, 2019

Description

Survey of red admirals maintaining territories on the Iowa State University campus

Photos / Sounds

What

Western Ironweed Vernonia baldwinii

Observer

iowabiologist

Date

September 15, 2019 01:29 PM CDT

Description

Observation and photographs by Richard Hellmich

Photos / Sounds

What

Silver-spotted Skipper Epargyreus clarus

Observer

iowabiologist

Date

September 1, 2019 04:36 PM CDT

Description

Pausing to rest along the bank of Pease Creek

Photos / Sounds

What

Nodding Beggarticks Bidens cernua

Observer

iowabiologist

Date

September 1, 2019 04:45 PM CDT

Description

Growing along the sandy bank of Pease Creek

Photos / Sounds

What

Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota

Observer

iowabiologist

Date

September 1, 2019 04:28 PM CDT

Description

Empty nests under a bridge. They had been occupied earlier this summer.

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