Butterflies and Moths of North America

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New Mexico

Sighting Record 1193878

Observation Notes: 
Male observed on ground in juniper savannah habitat with Blue Grama grass, Sand Sagebrush, and Tree Cholla. Weather conditions included bright sun, approx. 50 F, and a brisk wind.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Santa Fe County
Location Notes: 
Eldorado at Santa Fe, approx. 10 miles south of Santa Fe. Observed in the Gallina Park greenbelt adjacent to the subdivision's boundary with Rancho Viejo range land at approx. 6,570 ft. elevation.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.55916811906706, -105.97228109836578

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 11:50
Suggested Identification: 
Common Checkered-Skipper complex
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1193306

Observation Notes: 
Near a nearly dried out pond, surrounding vegetation type pinyon-juniper and mixed conifer. With Alex Viechec.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
San Miguel County
Location Notes: 
Santa Fe National Forest
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.5452142724404, -105.62356586667636

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 13:05
Suggested Identification: 
Reakirt's Blue
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1193304

Observation Notes: 
Observed nectaring on Chrysanthemums that are mostly past bloom.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Santa Fe County
Location Notes: 
Backyard of 15 Encantado Loop, Eldorado, NM; approx. 10 miles south of Santa Fe. Elevation 6,570 ft.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.55367977931805, -105.96775588172022

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 14:21
Suggested Identification: 
Painted Lady
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

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