Butterflies and Moths of North America

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New Mexico

Sighting Record 1278529

Observation Notes: 
The butterfly was feeding on a Gopher plant in my backyard
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.371453, -106.769056

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 01:28
Suggested Identification: 
Southern Dogface
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1278483

Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Otero County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.8298155, -105.7385916

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 10:30
Suggested Identification: 
Northwestern Fritillary
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1278467

Observation Notes: 
Observed flying and landing on vegetation--basking.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Santa Fe County
Location Notes: 
Galisteo,NM, along Galisteo Creek.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.392047430335474, -105.9440588952748

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 21:14
Suggested Identification: 
Pearl Crescent
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1278466

Observation Notes: 
Flying and nectaring on Musk (Nodding) Thistle. A number of individuals were observed.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
San Miguel County
Location Notes: 
Storrie Lake State Park, southern end of lake.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.65307358690125, -105.23446246116497

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 09:43
Suggested Identification: 
Painted Lady
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1278464

Observation Notes: 
Worn female observed flying and landing on vegetation--basking.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Bernalillo County
Location Notes: 
Albuquerque, Tingley Beach Nature Preserve--Bosque Lagoons, just east of the Rio Grande River.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.08105402040517, -106.67191977252835

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 12:48
Suggested Identification: 
Pearl Crescent (previously identified by reviewer Steve Cary)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1278301

Observation Notes: 
One female prospecting for ovipositing sites on blooming Spreading Buckwheat (Eriogonum effusum) early in the evening (first two photos). A male (last photo) was found perched on another Spreading Buckwheat (E. effusum) a few meters away. I'm not 100% sure these are proper coloradensis so would appreciate any input from reviewers.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
San Juan County
Location Notes: 
OHV area on the south side of the San Juan River, 1 mi south of Farmington, San Juan County, New Mexico.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 36.705449105448466, -108.22202906288888

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 18:13
Suggested Identification: 
Rita Dotted-Blue (Euphilotes rita coloradensis)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1278300

Observation Notes: 
At least two directly associated with Eriogonum corymbosum var. velutinum. The only flowering plant in the immediate area, although I did find a patch of Eriogonum effusum within about a quarter mile. A bit worn.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
San Juan County
Location Notes: 
OHV area just south of the San Juan River, 1 mile south of Farmington, San Juan County, New Mexico.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 36.70742676222263, -108.21833428080903

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 17:45
Suggested Identification: 
Mormon Metalmark (Apodemia mormo [mormo? autumnalis?]) or a type of A. mejicanus??
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1278133

Observation Notes: 
This looks like a female, and it was actively visiting several plants even though the temperature had only reached 66 degrees F at that time.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.2287080707801, -106.79819412834168

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 09:53
Suggested Identification: 
Cabbage White
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly