Butterflies and Moths of North America

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New Mexico

Sighting Record 1266697

Observation Notes: 
87 degrees F.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Bernalillo County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.082503753040726, -106.67263684754639

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, July 19, 2020 - 10:15
Suggested Identification: 
Echinargus isola
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly
Date Notes: 
Time is fairly exact.

Sighting Record 1266494

Observation Notes: 
Basking while perched on a violet leaf.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Los Alamos County
Location Notes: 
Santa Fe National Forest, Upper Los Alamos Canyon, west of Los Alamos, and east Los Alamos Canyon Dam at approx. 7,500 ft. elev.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.882644925273155, -106.35075027803573

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, May 16, 2020 - 12:20
Suggested Identification: 
Persius Duskywing
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1266234

Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Colfax County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 36.963193934026414, -104.38496081894228

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 15:20
Suggested Identification: 
Field Crescent
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1266233

Observation Notes: 
I admit to being totally stumped on this one. Color was rather pale orange on underwing. Environment: dense oak, dry grasses, next to beaver ponds.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Colfax County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 36.96120884905918, -104.3851458175565

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 15:08
Suggested Identification: 
Skipper
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1266232

Observation Notes: 
Very large. Perhaps a large Edwards or Aphrodite. Spots on underwing are silvered.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Colfax County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 36.961067842770106, -104.38517485788239

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 14:56
Suggested Identification: 
Greater Fritillary
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1266231

Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Colfax County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 36.9602385190669, -104.38523408610622

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 15:23
Suggested Identification: 
Melissa Blue: Male
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1266212

Region: 
United States
New Mexico
San Miguel County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.81830973207089, -105.69021186745728

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 10:10
Suggested Identification: 
Weidemeyer's Admiral: Limenitis weidemeyerii
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1266210

Observation Notes: 
Had yellow eyes. Many of these in sunny areas nectaring on sunflowers.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
San Miguel County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.83223331890596, -105.66380342261351

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 12:12
Suggested Identification: 
Aphrodite Fritillary: Speyeria aphrodite?
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1265579

Observation Notes: 
Alighting on dead vegetation to bask, presumably.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Santa Fe County
Location Notes: 
Santa Fe, Santa Fe Canyon Preserve, just north of Randall Davey Audubon Center at approx. 7,375 ft. elev..
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.691036623899684, -105.88875806816677

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 08:36
Suggested Identification: 
Painted Crescent
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1265578

Observation Notes: 
Flying and alighting along the edge of a muddy puddle and subsequently drawing up moisture and minerals.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Santa Fe County
Location Notes: 
Santa Fe National Forest, Aspen Vista Road (Trail) about one trail mile west of the trailhead off NM 475 at approx. 10,300 ft. elev.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.77888258652924, -105.8010479368022

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 12:32
Suggested Identification: 
Common Roadside Skipper?
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly