Butterflies and Moths of North America

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New Mexico

Sighting Record 1116430

Observation Notes: 
Perched on a bedstraw plant along Cherry Creek.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Grant County
Location Notes: 
On the trail leading from Cherry Creek campground just off highway 15 north of Pinos Altos, NM.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.913376078704, -108.22677786291

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, May 16, 2011 - 12:44
Suggested Identification: 
Callophrys affinis apama
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1116401

Observation Notes: 
Nectaring on Encelia farinosa flowers near Bear Mountain Lodge.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Grant County
Location Notes: 
Along northernmost leg of Old Windmill Trail at Bear Mountain Lodge.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.814075225986, -108.30986411353

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, May 14, 2011 - 11:19
Suggested Identification: 
Callophrys gryneus
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1115081

Observation Notes: 
In a drainage on Rowe Mesa near a stock pond. I am assuming it is a duskywing but unsure of specific type.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
San Miguel County
Location Notes: 
Santa Fe National Forest, Rowe Mesa. Found in a drainage near a stock pond. PJ, ponderosa pine, scrub oak were dominant veg types. About 7300 feet.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.379641924212, -105.61534702383

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 12:00
Suggested Identification: 
Afranius Duskywing
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1115077

Region: 
United States
New Mexico
San Miguel County
Location Notes: 
Found in a drainage near a stock pond.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.390650320828, -105.63766300247

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 12:30
Suggested Identification: 
Variegated Fritillary
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1114991

Observation Notes: 
We saw several of these butterflies today near or in a canyon that had water holes in some places. Blooming shrubs I it tended to be on I believe were cliffbush and possibly gray oak
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Santa Fe County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.694256553801, -106.23709488357

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 13:00
Suggested Identification: 
Two-tailed Swallowtail
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1114865

Observation Notes: 
Was on Apache Plume flowers at Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico next to the shade structure by the natural entrance.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Eddy County
Location Notes: 
At shade structure next to natural entrance of cave.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.176749390697, -104.44188596415

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 00:00
Suggested Identification: 
Banded Orange Heliconian
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1112991

Observation Notes: 
Flying low and rapidly in the vicinity of a large puddle at the base of a limestone cliff.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Eddy County
Location Notes: 
Near Interpretive Stop #16 on the Walnut Canyon Scenic Loop of Carlsbad Caverns National Park.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.186544368842, -104.43934569993

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 00:00
Suggested Identification: 
Erynnis afranius ?
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1112981

Observation Notes: 
Sunny day, about 73F in this location. Light wind; most leps were found in the drainages that were somewhat sheltered from the wind. No new growth detected on the Nolina; hopefully this does not indicate a mismatch of butterfly/host timing as the climate warms.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Bernalillo County
Location Notes: 
Alongside the Embudito Trail in the Sandia foothills, within the steep, rocky zone where the beargrass thrives; this individual was on beargrass when photographed. 35°08'13.0"N 106°28'30.8"W
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.136920216751, -106.47541033682

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 00:00
Suggested Identification: 
Sandia Hairstreak; an individual showing phenotypic variation in the banding of the hindwing
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1112980

Observation Notes: 
Sunny day, about 73F in this location. Light wind; most leps were found in the drainages that were somewhat sheltered from the wind. No new growth detected on the Nolina; hopefully this does not indicate a mismatch of butterfly/host timing as the climate warms.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Bernalillo County
Location Notes: 
Alongside the Embudito Trail in the Sandia foothills, within the steep, rocky zone where the beargrass thrives; this individual was on beargrass when photographed. 35°08'10.1"N 106°28'26.8"W
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.136157039569, -106.47401022373

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 00:00
Suggested Identification: 
Sandia Hairstreak
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly