Butterflies and Moths of North America

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New Mexico

Sighting Record 1259422

Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Colfax County
Location Notes: 
Western side of Lake Maloya Trail in Sugarite Canyon State Park
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 36.98879103029111, -104.37882716492031

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 10:14
Suggested Identification: 
Garita Skipperling
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1259420

Observation Notes: 
I originally guessed Orange Skipperling because the color when it opened its wings was light orange, but there's no black edging on the wings. I settled on Garita Skipperling because of white edging and whitish veins, and because I saw more Garitas in the area that did appear darker inside.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Colfax County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 36.988937351201415, -104.3780037309805

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 09:46
Suggested Identification: 
Garita Skipperling
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1259391

Observation Notes: 
Nectaring on Orange Sneezeweed near the summit of Tesuque Peak at approx. 12,000 ft. elev. Sorry for the out of focus underside photo.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Santa Fe County
Location Notes: 
Santa Fe National Forest, Tesuque Peak Road/Aspen Vista Trail (#150), at approx. 12,000 ft. elev.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.786713665758455, -105.78248200471897

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 23:46
Suggested Identification: 
Purplish Fritillary
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1259382

Observation Notes: 
Male nectaring on Orange Sneezeweed just below the summit, and another individual at approx. one mile below the summit of Tesuque Peak along Aspen Vista Trail/Tesuque Peak Road at approx. 12,025 ft. and 11,700 ft. elev.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Santa Fe County
Location Notes: 
Santa Fe National Forest, Tesuque Peak Road/Aspen Vista Trail (#150), near tree line at approx. 11,750 ft. elev.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.78779202176111, -105.78147562933225

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 23:37
Suggested Identification: 
Arctic Blue
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1259380

Observation Notes: 
Observed alighting on the gravel road (trail) and basking? at approx. 11,200 ft. elev. in spruce-fir forest.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Santa Fe County
Location Notes: 
Santa Fe National Forest, Tesuque Peak Road/Aspen Vista Tr. (#150), at approx. 11,200 ft. elev.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.766342858009104, -105.7913017286046

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 12:23
Suggested Identification: 
Hoary Comma
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1259377

Observation Notes: 
Quite common along most of the route from 10,000 to 12,000 ft. elev. Nectaring on a groundsel and fireweed, and alighting on the ground at approx. 10,250 ft. elev. Two different individuals are pictured.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Santa Fe County
Location Notes: 
Santa Fe National Forest, Tesuque Peak Road/Aspen Vista Trail (#150), at approx. 10,250 ft. elev.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.77804067929954, -105.80039978092827

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 08:22
Suggested Identification: 
Purplish Copper
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1259374

Observation Notes: 
Observed nectaring on yellow mustard blossoms along gravel Tesuque Peak Road/Aspen Vista Trail in spruce-fir forest at approx. 11,200 ft. elev.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Santa Fe County
Location Notes: 
Santa Fe National Forest, Tesuque Peak Road/Aspen Vista Trail (#150), at approx. 11,200 ft. elev.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.76651859903978, -105.79098954893927

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 12:24
Suggested Identification: 
Phoebus Parnassian
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1259373

Observation Notes: 
Observed nectaring on Dandelion near the summit of Tesuque Peak at 12,000 Ft. elev.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Santa Fe County
Location Notes: 
Santa Fe National Forest, very near Tesuque Peak summit at 12,000 ft. elev.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.786078191015314, -105.782404171724

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 11:32
Suggested Identification: 
Milbert's Tortoiseshell
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1259235

Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Colfax County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 36.90782887901263, -104.4416789011891

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 19:45
Suggested Identification: 
Western coloration of Hoary Comma, but uncertain.
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1259201

Observation Notes: 
Not an uncommon species, as I have seen it at this location from June through August. However, on this date it was the second most abundant species seen (1st was Dainty Sulphur). I logged perhaps 45-50 this day. Basically, just a gorgeous butterfly.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Grant County
Location Notes: 
Seen along the old road trail in Meadow Creek.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.954887240929125, -108.1725784577998

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 13:00
Suggested Identification: 
Nais Metalmark - Apodemia nais
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly