Butterflies and Moths of North America

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New Mexico

Sighting Record 1197296

Observation Notes: 
Sunny and clear, no wind, about 75F. Numerous Leps nectaring on diasies and thistles.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Santa Fe County
Location Notes: 
Downhill from Tesuque Creek Trail, # 152, in the Santa Fe N. F. in the meadow not far from the trailhead at Big Tesuque Campground
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.770099396569265, -105.81370875362853

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 14:15
Suggested Identification: 
Certaily a Polygonia, but far grayer than most in this location. It's either a gray variant or a progne.
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1197295

Observation Notes: 
Hanging out on a trail-side shrub with quite normal perching behavior for this species, but unusually far from the nearest oaks. This is the second dark, intense blue H. crysalus I've found in the Santa Fe NF.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Santa Fe County
Location Notes: 
A slight high point on the Tesuque Creek Trail, #152, heading down from Big Tesuque Campground
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.7697838380715, -105.81492915873031

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 15:15
Suggested Identification: 
Colorado Hairstreak
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1195767

Observation Notes: 
Found on pullout along highway US 64.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Rio Arriba County
Location Notes: 
Found in a pullout along US 64 west of Lumberton and East of the Apache Reservation.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 36.9300106, -106.936982

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 09:14
Suggested Identification: 
Painted Lady
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1195764

Observation Notes: 
Found around the margin of Abiquiu lake.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Rio Arriba County
Location Notes: 
The butterfly was found along the shore of Abiquiu Lake in the state park.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 36.23999999999999, -106.43099999999998

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 07:12
Suggested Identification: 
Painted Lady
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1195759

Observation Notes: 
Found in a roadside pull out north of Ghost Ranch on US 84. Too far north for White Checkered skipper.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Rio Arriba County
Location Notes: 
Found on roadside just north of Ghost Ranch on US 84 in Rio Arriba County, NM.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 36.31697677655459, -106.49054906884766

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 06:51
Suggested Identification: 
Common Checkered Skipper
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1195754

Observation Notes: 
Found in fringe vegetation at a lake.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Rio Arriba County
Location Notes: 
Found in the park at the southern end of Abiquiu Lake.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 36.2401219, -106.42831560000002

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 07:09
Suggested Identification: 
Common Checkered Skipper
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1195749

Observation Notes: 
Found in a roadside overlook.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Rio Arriba County
Location Notes: 
Found in a roadside overlook on the west side of US 84 south of the junction with US 64 in Rio Arriba County, NM.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 36.670744978331726, -106.55746338623044

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 08:42
Suggested Identification: 
Clouded Sulphur
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1193878

Observation Notes: 
Male observed on ground in juniper savannah habitat with Blue Grama grass, Sand Sagebrush, and Tree Cholla. Weather conditions included bright sun, approx. 50 F, and a brisk wind.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Santa Fe County
Location Notes: 
Eldorado at Santa Fe, approx. 10 miles south of Santa Fe. Observed in the Gallina Park greenbelt adjacent to the subdivision's boundary with Rancho Viejo range land at approx. 6,570 ft. elevation.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.55916811906706, -105.97228109836578

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 11:50
Suggested Identification: 
Common Checkered-Skipper complex
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1193306

Observation Notes: 
Near a nearly dried out pond, surrounding vegetation type pinyon-juniper and mixed conifer. With Alex Viechec.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
San Miguel County
Location Notes: 
Santa Fe National Forest
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.5452142724404, -105.62356586667636

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 13:05
Suggested Identification: 
Reakirt's Blue
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1193304

Observation Notes: 
Observed nectaring on Chrysanthemums that are mostly past bloom.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Santa Fe County
Location Notes: 
Backyard of 15 Encantado Loop, Eldorado, NM; approx. 10 miles south of Santa Fe. Elevation 6,570 ft.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.55367977931805, -105.96775588172022

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 14:21
Suggested Identification: 
Painted Lady
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly