Butterflies and Moths of North America

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New Mexico

Sighting Record 1259430

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

Geolocation is 36.9889379616987, -104.37750173885064

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 10:07
Suggested Identification: 
Common Checkered-Skipper
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1259428

Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Colfax County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 36.989561001420086, -104.37886430237381

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 09:55
Suggested Identification: 
Variegated Fritillary
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1259427

Observation Notes: 
There were several in the area, but this is the only one I was able to photograph.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Colfax County
Location Notes: 
Western side of Lake Maloya Trail in Sugarite Canyon State Park
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 36.99096641123228, -104.37710495633542

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 10:25
Suggested Identification: 
Clouded Sulphur
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1259426

Observation Notes: 
Very tattered, but clearly has white band on forewing to indicate possible "Gray Buckeye" ID in the future (as per coordinator's previous information...thank you!).
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Colfax County
Location Notes: 
Western side of Lake Maloya Trail in Sugarite Canyon State Park
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 36.98918394030325, -104.37864978780726

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 10:30
Suggested Identification: 
Common Buckeye
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1259424

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

Geolocation is 36.9907142298073, -104.37824053186864

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 10:15
Suggested Identification: 
Marine Blue
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1259423

Observation Notes: 
Sunny hot day. Nectaring on alfalfa.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Los Alamos County
Location Notes: 
In a weedy backyard on Barranca Mesa.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.90374342436273, -106.29381895065308

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 12:50
Suggested Identification: 
Sleepy Orange (Eurema nicippe)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

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