Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Colorado

Sighting Record 1276708

Observation Notes: 
Nectaring on potted Buddleia for about 20 minutes.
Region: 
United States
Colorado
Boulder County
Location Notes: 
Native and xeric gardens surrounded by smooth brome cattle pasture. Small farm pond about 400' to south.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 40.17236491042032, -105.21534430058594

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 11:23
Suggested Identification: 
Limenitis archippus
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1276578

Observation Notes: 
Seen resting on a cattail in a wetland area. Weather was sunny and relatively calm, 88 degrees F.
Region: 
United States
Colorado
Jefferson County
Location Notes: 
Seen in Majestic View Nature Center in Arvada, CO, a suburb northwest of Denver.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 39.826302989697986, -105.09626626968384

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 15:09
Suggested Identification: 
Queen Butterfly (Danaus gilippus)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1275580

Observation Notes: 
Visiting the blooms of the western white clematis
Region: 
United States
Colorado
Mesa County
Location Notes: 
West side of Unaweep Canyon, along West Creek, adjacent to Hwy 141, NE of Gateway, Colorado.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.77156102203798, -108.8859861753257

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 10:47
Suggested Identification: 
Thicket Hairstreak (Callophrys spinetorum)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1275396

Region: 
United States
Colorado
Custer County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.05626513845233, -105.59770021159297

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, July 4, 2020 - 10:20
Suggested Identification: 
Plebejus saepiolus
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1275395

Region: 
United States
Colorado
Custer County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.050640509896944, -105.60892018906196

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 10:00
Suggested Identification: 
Lycaena helloides
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1275313

Region: 
United States
Colorado
Gunnison County
Location Notes: 
In meadows to the west of campground.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.86940908271979, -107.22202576218939

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 13:09
Suggested Identification: 
Lycaena nivalis
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1272872

Region: 
United States
Colorado
Larimer County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 40.402072378919996, -105.0187384986779

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 09:29
Suggested Identification: 
Viceroy
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1272498

Region: 
United States
Colorado
Mesa County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 38.6141601, -109.0333487

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 18:08
Suggested Identification: 
Danaus plexippus
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1272057

Observation Notes: 
I was able to observe it on the patio plants for about a half-hour. We have native violets growing all over the place so hope this one likes them.
Region: 
United States
Colorado
Morgan County
Location Notes: 
Seen feeding on flowers in backyard garden.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 40.32954523174419, -103.59643209695894

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, August 22, 2020 - 10:00
Suggested Identification: 
Regal Fritillary
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1271996

Observation Notes: 
The butterfly was seen on the way to try to find a Boreal Owl. Feeding on a flower very late in the PM. I must also note with increasing concern that I currently have 13 other sightings pending verification from my CO trip. Some of them are well over 30 days old. It is discouraging, to say the least, when you go to all the trouble to submit sightings and provide the required information to try to add to the knowledge of butterfly distribution in CO and nobody seems to care enough to review them and provide corrections as necessary.
Region: 
United States
Colorado
Location Notes: 
In Conejos County CO at an elevation of about 9650 feet late in the day in the Rio Grande National Forest.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 37.0006961, -106.4032922

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 20:36
Suggested Identification: 
Arctic Blue
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly