Butterflies and Moths of North America

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New Mexico

Sighting Record 1262143

Observation Notes: 
Observed nectaring on Hairy Golden Aster. Only one seen today in this open coniferous woodland dominated by pine, at approx. 8,100 ft. elev.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Santa Fe County
Location Notes: 
Santa Fe National Forest--Arroyo Hondo at approx. 8,100 ft. elev.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.64467946721822, -105.85519409323751

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 11:02
Suggested Identification: 
Small Wood-Nymph
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1262138

Observation Notes: 
Observed flying around pines as well as low to the ground where they were observed nectaring on several species of flowers including Bluebell (Harebell) and Hairy Golden Aster. Two also alighted on my wife's backpack which is a light green color (photographed at 10:27). A second individual was photographed on a Hairy Golden Aster at 11 am. A third was photographed on a Bluebell at 11:14 a.m. Some 15 or so were observed in total.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Santa Fe County
Location Notes: 
Santa Fe National Forest--Arroyo Hondo at approx. 8,100 ft. elev.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.64759147673424, -105.85590648723155

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 22:27
Suggested Identification: 
Pine White
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1262111

Observation Notes: 
Feeding on alfalfa blooms. Warm and sunny.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Taos County
Location Notes: 
About 7 miles south of Costilla NM in Taos Co NM feeding on alfalfa bloooms
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 36.87420987694729, -105.60633818857423

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 09:33
Suggested Identification: 
Queen
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1262104

Observation Notes: 
Feeding on alfalfa blooms. Warm and sunny.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Taos County
Location Notes: 
Approximately 7 miles south of Costilla NM in Taos Co NM feeding on the edge of an alfalfa field.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 36.87723088688809, -105.61217467539063

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 10:29
Suggested Identification: 
Melissa Blue
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1262097

Observation Notes: 
Feeding on alfalfa blooms. Warm and sunny.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Taos County
Location Notes: 
Approximately 7 miles south of Costilla NM in Taos Co NM on the edge of an alfalfa field
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 36.87640698693643, -105.61217467539063

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 10:47
Suggested Identification: 
Gray Hairstreak
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1262093

Observation Notes: 
Feeding on alfalfa blooms. Warm and sunny.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Taos County
Location Notes: 
Approximately 7 miles south of Costilla NM in Taos Co NM on the edge of an alfalfa field
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 36.87366058957483, -105.6046215748047

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 10:19
Suggested Identification: 
Sleepy Orange
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1262086

Observation Notes: 
The alfalfa field was a gold mine. Warm and sunny.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Taos County
Location Notes: 
Approximately 7 miles south of Costilla NM in Taos Co NM on the edge of an alfalfa field
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 36.8780547779519, -105.61354796640626

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 10:05
Suggested Identification: 
Ruddy Copper
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1262084

Observation Notes: 
Resting in the alfalfa field area. Sunny and warm. Thanks so much for your previous help on the female Taxiles skipper and the tip on the Uncas. I had never seen a Taxiles female before and it looks so much different below than the male.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Taos County
Location Notes: 
Approximately 7 miles south of Costilla NM in Taos Co NM on the border of an alfalfa field.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 36.87640698693643, -105.61148802988282

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 09:46
Suggested Identification: 
Reakirt's Blue
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1261683

Observation Notes: 
I was surprised to see so many fritillaries on a single coneflower -- they didn't seem to be competing for nectar at all.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
On the edge of San Gregorio Reservoir.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 36.038066150923484, -106.85000875019742

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 14:49
Suggested Identification: 
Great Spangled Fritillary
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1261617

Observation Notes: 
Feeding on alfalfa blooms. Weather clear and sunny and warm.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Taos County
Location Notes: 
Approximately 7 miles south of Costilla NM in Taos Co NM
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 36.88107563581038, -105.61114470712891

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 09:36
Suggested Identification: 
Funereal Duskywing
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly