Butterflies and Moths of North America

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New Mexico

Sighting Record 1232698

Observation Notes: 
Male observed perched on or near the trail.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Santa Fe County
Location Notes: 
Eldorado Community Preserve, southwest of CR 51 (Ojo de la Vaca Road), and south of I-25, along ECIA Trail #404 at approx. 7,200 ft. elev.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.51125684294537, -105.82948982074436

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, September 8, 2019 - 12:28
Suggested Identification: 
Green Skipper
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1232281

Observation Notes: 
Found its way inside our screened in porch. We live in the high desert of New Mexico near the Sandia Mountains. Weather is fairly cool now with some nice breeze. It seems to be hanging out and soaking up the sun from inside.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Bernalillo County
Location Notes: 
About 30 minutes east of Albuquerque, NM
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.14395247274348, -106.33079435560649

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 14:42
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1232216

Observation Notes: 
I found this one unusual because of the bluish/green thorax.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Bernalillo County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.099879699999995, -106.52917029999998

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 12:17
Suggested Identification: 
Painted Lady
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1231795

Observation Notes: 
Seen near the base of the wall of the Governor's Palace in Santa Fe facing the Santa Fe Plaza during a sale there.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Santa Fe County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.68780642482692, -105.93827695881782

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 10:30
Suggested Identification: 
Field Crescent (Phyciodes pulchella) OR Painted Crescent (Phyciodes picta) OR similar.
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly
Date Notes: 
Sometime later in the morning.

Sighting Record 1231661

Observation Notes: 
About an inch long. Crawling on our Adobe wall
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Santa Fe County
Location Notes: 
Pinion and Juniper grasslands
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.54188816190546, -105.90158063650563

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 15:27
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1231495

Observation Notes: 
Observed flying along the trail in juniper/pinyon pine/ponderosa pine woodlands, alighting on vegetation and basking?
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Santa Fe County
Location Notes: 
Santa Fe National Forest, Bear Canyon Trail, approx. 1/2 mile above the Randall Davey Audubon Center at approx. 7,700 ft. elev.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.68621518689457, -105.87976740221166

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 13:04
Suggested Identification: 
Arizona Sister
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1231493

Observation Notes: 
It's not a great picture, and it seems to be a worn individual. It also seems to be a confusing species after trying to reference it in field guides and online. I'm wondering if the northern New Mexico location can help narrow it down.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Colfax County
Location Notes: 
7,800' elevation.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 36.623092178544766, -105.0173984386729

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, July 7, 2019 - 14:03
Suggested Identification: 
Hairstreak
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1231085

Observation Notes: 
10,000' elevation.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Colfax County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 36.629626891629734, -105.19057423190912

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 13:04
Suggested Identification: 
Nevada Skipper
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1230571

Observation Notes: 
3 or 4 flying near a small stream in a wooded area containing scrub oak.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Bernalillo County
Location Notes: 
On lower part of South Crest Trail near Tijeras.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.096040876525215, -106.39608136258045

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 11:45
Suggested Identification: 
California Sister: Adelpha bredowii
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1230400

Observation Notes: 
Male and female observed on mammal scat, taking in salts and minerals? Unusual to see the undersides of the wings of this species.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Santa Fe County
Location Notes: 
Eldorado at Santa Fe subdivision, Gallina Park Greenbelt trail at approx. 6,570 ft. elev.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.552273588624146, -105.96614865331128

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 10:53
Suggested Identification: 
Common Checkered Skipper complex
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly