Butterflies and Moths of North America

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New Mexico

Sighting Record 1192300

Observation Notes: 
Found on Hopia (formerly Panicum) obtusum. Other nearby species include: bothreachloa spp., and Gutierrezia serothrea. Cool, overcast day with light wind. Elevation 4400 ft.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Grant County
Location Notes: 
Found along roadside on HWY 146.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.107414, -108.32094649999999

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 09:54
Suggested Identification: 
Hyles lineata
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1192299

Observation Notes: 
Nectaring on several plants along roadside. Nearby plant species include: Bouteloua curtipendula, bothreachloa spp., Gutierrezia serothrea, psilostrophea spp. Cool, overcast day with light wind. Elevation 4400 ft.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Grant County
Location Notes: 
Found along roadside on HWY 146.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.0887838, -108.32442559999998

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 15:27
Suggested Identification: 
Abaeis nicippe
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1192230

Observation Notes: 
Flying within a dam area with little standing water but lots of chamisa, sunflowers, milkweed, and datura, and a few small trees (cottonwood and Russian olive).
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Bernalillo County
Location Notes: 
Pino Dam, Albuquerque, NM
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.156796149003775, -106.50161934760797

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 15:33
Suggested Identification: 
Western White? Checkered White? female?
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly
Date Notes: 
Overcast day.

Sighting Record 1192223

Observation Notes: 
2 or 3 flying close to the ground and perching on small plants near a standing pool of water.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Bernalillo County
Location Notes: 
Pino Dam, Albuquerque, NM
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.15605911282628, -106.50184221222474

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 16:00
Suggested Identification: 
Dainty sulphur
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly
Date Notes: 
Overcast day.

Sighting Record 1191940

Observation Notes: 
Upright like a snake ready to strike, gently rocking back and forth, beautiful black band around the neck. Found near a rosebed. Weather was cloudy, cool around 65 degrees in Albuquerque, NM.
Region: 
Bernalillo County
United States
New Mexico
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.0520033, -106.73281329999998

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 14:45
Suggested Identification: 
Waving side to side slowly
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1191294

Observation Notes: 
Pollinating zinnias
Region: 
Eddy County
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
Eddy County, Carlsbad, NM
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.4558509, -104.22317580000004

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 15:25
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1191236

Observation Notes: 
Crawling around on a milkweed plant. Asclepias spp. (Likely Asclepias asperula). Other nearby plant species include: Bouteloua curtipendula, Senna bauhinioides, Zinnia grandiflora, Bouteloua hirsuta, Digitaria california. Warm, sunny day. Gusty. Elevation 5684ft.
Region: 
Socorro County
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
Found at Red Canyon Reserve.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 33.65010959333137, -107.24467244826894

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 15:30
Suggested Identification: 
Danaus gilippus
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1191027

Observation Notes: 
Perched on stone along trail.
Region: 
San Miguel County
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
Along Santa Fe National Forest Trail 271, Pecos Wilderness Area, WNW of Cowles, NM.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.82274603844194, -105.70758106900593

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 10:14
Suggested Identification: 
Reakirt's Blue
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1190834

Observation Notes: 
Perched/basking on rock along the Lighthouse Trail, Ghost Ranch Education and Retreat Center.
Region: 
New Mexico
United States
Location Notes: 
Lighthouse Trail, Ghost Ranch Education and Retreat Center near Abiquiu, NM. Pinyon/Juniper habitat at approx. 6,400 ft. elevation.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 36.332237516027796, -106.48140086935086

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 08:54
Suggested Identification: 
Fulvia Checkerspot
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly
Date Notes: 
The time may not be accurate, but the photo was taken in the morning.

Sighting Record 1190781

Observation Notes: 
We live in Placitas, NM and have noticed several of these on our patio. They appear to be most common by our juniper but that may be a coincidence. They’re popping up mainly on the East side of the house that gets a lot of morning sun and afternoon shade. They are not longer than 1/2 to 3/4 inch long and travel flat rather than foot-to-foot like an inch worm. It’s just stared to get cool here, so we are a little surprised to see such fragile creatures crawling around - we expect to have our first frost in the next week or so.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Sandoval County
Location Notes: 
We are very close to the Sandia Mountain Range
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.3137507, -106.5150999

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 17:19
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar
Date Notes: 
Sightings over the last few days