Butterflies and Moths of North America

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New Mexico

Sighting Record 1207452

Observation Notes: 
Observed nectaring on Nuttall's (Mountain) Pussytoes along the trail in mixed conifer woodland dominated by Ponderosa Pine. Observed approx. eight individuals during the 4.1 mile hike.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
Santa Fe National Forest, Winsor Trail near North Fork Tesuque Creek (elev. approx. 8,400 ft.)
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.76125500425061, -105.84564809496214

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 11:28
Suggested Identification: 
Western Pine Elfin
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1207448

Observation Notes: 
A somewhat worn and tattered female observed nectaring on Yellow-eye Cryptantha along the trail in Pinyon-Juniper habitat (elev. approx. 6,900 ft.).
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Santa Fe County
Location Notes: 
Eldorado Community Preserve Trail 301, west of Ojo De La Vaca Road (CR 51).
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.526799140080904, -105.84889374241948

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019 - 09:47
Suggested Identification: 
Marine Blue
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1206329

Observation Notes: 
Flying near Galisteo Creek and alighting on goldenrod (not blooming).
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Santa Fe County
Location Notes: 
Along Galisteo Creek at northern end of Galisteo Creek Restoration in Galisteo, NM.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.4005038195713, -105.9445331142237

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 09:33
Suggested Identification: 
Queen
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1206196

Observation Notes: 
Sunny day. Flying above ground to over house. Drinking from native flowers.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Bernalillo County
Location Notes: 
Photo from my backyard. Ive seen thousands of them just driving in southern Albuquerque in the last few days.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.0258528, -106.74505120000003

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 10:54
Suggested Identification: 
Painted Lady
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1206081

Observation Notes: 
Observed nectaring on Yellow-eye Cryptantha blossoms along trail.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Santa Fe County
Location Notes: 
Gallina Park Greenbelt in the far NW corner of Eldorado at Santa Fe subdivision, approx. 10 miles south of Santa Fe, NM. Elev. approx. 6,570 ft.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.55907987734179, -105.97169788554311

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 10:23
Suggested Identification: 
Juniper Hairstreak (siva subspecies)
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1206080

Observation Notes: 
Observed flying and landing on sandy path in juniper savannah habitat.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Santa Fe County
Location Notes: 
Gallina Park Greenbelt within the Eldorado at Santa Fe subdivision, approx. 10 miles south of Santa Fe, NM. Elev. approx. 6,570 ft.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.55181527017736, -105.96822559833527

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, May 24, 2019 - 10:54
Suggested Identification: 
Common Sootywing
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1205853

Observation Notes: 
Variegated Fritillary nectaring
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Bernalillo County
Location Notes: 
On Pino Trail
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.16519302419285, -106.45622750346496

Date of Observation *: 
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 12:31
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1205511

Observation Notes: 
On a hiking trail near Mountainair, NM. Low-flying, liked to land frequently on the actual trail (made of wood chips).
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Torrance County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 34.59619367728428, -106.29581451416016

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 14:00
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1205408

Observation Notes: 
Alighted on sandy forest road in mixed conifer habitat.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Santa Fe County
Location Notes: 
Forest road in Lower Pueblo Canyon, north of NM 502 and east of Los Alamos, in the far NW corner of Santa Fe County.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.880638634480796, -106.23859417341282

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 10:12
Suggested Identification: 
Field Crescent
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1205405

Observation Notes: 
Observed alighting on a sandy forest road adjacent to a wetland created by effluent runoff from a sewage treatment plant. Held its wings closed above its body for a couple of minutes before finally spreading them.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Santa Fe County
Location Notes: 
Lower Pueblo Canyon Wetlands along forest road downstream (east) of effluent water runoff from Sewage Treatment Plant located a short distance to the west very near the county line (NW Santa Fe County) and north of NM 502.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.88079659896847, -106.24330593249056

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, May 18, 2019 - 10:01
Suggested Identification: 
Milbert's Tortoiseshell
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly