Butterflies and Moths of North America

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New Mexico

Sighting Record 1249694

Observation Notes: 
along bottom of dry drainage, with hostplant, nectar at yellow composite; fresh; sunny, mild, not windy in the draw. 2 or 3 seen
Region: 
Los Alamos County
New Mexico
United States
Location Notes: 
along drainage bottom, first order stream, dry, north of Burnt Mesa Trail, Pajarito Plateau, Bandelier Nat. Mon., Los Alamos Co, NM
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.827156518105376, -106.3265842494676

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 10:20
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1249693

Observation Notes: 
this one, perhaps another seen but not confirmed; this a male basking/perching atop a broad, flattish mesa; no real summit. sunny, warm, windy
Region: 
Los Alamos County
New Mexico
United States
Location Notes: 
along Burnt Mesa Trail, perhaps half way, on Burnt Mesa, Pajarito Plateau, Bandelier Nat. Mon., Los Alamos Co., NM
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.80950265743742, -106.3118946730264

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 11:00
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1249692

Observation Notes: 
~2 seen, this fresh, the other worn; basking/perching on windy morning; on mesa top
Region: 
Los Alamos County
New Mexico
United States
Location Notes: 
along Burnt Mesa Trail, about half way; Pajarito Plateau, Bandelier Nat. Mon., Los Alamos Co., NM
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.81041225984482, -106.31248986027452

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 10:40
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1249690

Observation Notes: 
basking, perching, maybe patrolling a slight rise; ~3 seen, fresh; sunny, windy, warm, dry
Region: 
Los Alamos County
New Mexico
United States
Location Notes: 
terminus of Burnt Mesa Trail, Pajarito Plateau, Bandelier Nat. Mon., Los Alamos Co., NM
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.796722334459346, -106.29833502204302

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 11:30
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1249684

Observation Notes: 
10 to 15 seen basking and cruising the east-facing slope. it was very windy, air temp maybe 50 degrees, windchill undoubtedly much lower. but sun shone brightly and the rocks, soil and cushion plants were warm to the touch. east slope was in the lee, flowers were blooming.
Region: 
New Mexico
United States
Location Notes: 
SE-facing slope, approach to Santa Fe Baldy, 11,500-12,000 ft, Santa Fe NF, Sangre de Cristo Mtns., Santa Fe Co., NM;
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.82593359001145, -105.75519125604086

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, May 21, 2020 - 11:00
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1249641

Observation Notes: 
The skipper was coming to one of the few thistle plants in the canyon.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Bernalillo County
Location Notes: 
There is an upper and lower trail in Three Gun Springs canyon. The skipper was in the more easterly trail, the lower trail, that is in an arroyo and was about 300 yards up the trail.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.07678912670213, -106.44410781086731

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, May 18, 2020 - 10:12
Suggested Identification: 
Python Skipper, Atrytonopsis python
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1249547

Observation Notes: 
Nectaring at Salvia spp. flowers.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Bernalillo County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.06008982501896, -106.59439957249145

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 14:00
Suggested Identification: 
Leptotes marina
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly
Date Notes: 
Exact time unknown.

Sighting Record 1249526

Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Bernalillo County
Location Notes: 
Blooming thistle along old trail on south side of Embudito Canyon attracted numerous Pahaska Skippers, a few Viereck's Skippers, and one or two Python Skippers.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.1358811, -106.4839176

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 09:55
Suggested Identification: 
Python Skipper (Atrytonopsis python)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1249525

Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Bernalillo County
Location Notes: 
Thistles blooming along old trail along south side of Embudito Canyon. Unusually large numbers of Pahaska Skippers also seen along with one or two Python Skippers.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.163907895666654, -106.49411241527334

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 09:30
Suggested Identification: 
Viereck's Skipper (Atrytonopsis vierecki)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1249524

Observation Notes: 
One or two individuals observed in the area where several more Rhesus Skippers were seen. Coloring overall seems lighter and white rays through brown segments led me to think Uncas.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Cibola County
Location Notes: 
Google Earth Street View coordinates of 34.625112,-108.233022, near a 55 MPH speed limit sign close to Mile Marker 10; at one point a Rhesus and an Uncas were on the same thistle.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 34.62904510000001, -108.223114

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, May 22, 2020 - 14:50
Suggested Identification: 
Uncas Skipper (Hesperia uncas)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly