Butterflies and Moths of North America

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New Mexico

Sighting Record 1184893

Observation Notes: 
Nectaring on horsetail milkweed
Region: 
Bernalillo County
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
Kinney Dam, Albuquerque
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.179674987320084, -106.56835771228145

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, September 3, 2018 - 11:36
Suggested Identification: 
Painted Lady: Vanessa cardui
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1184052

Observation Notes: 
Observed nectaring on probable Nakedstem Sunray (Enceliopsis nudicaulis) flowers and perching on bare rock on the top of a hill in the Eldorado Community Preserve. The butterfly was continually and rapidly opening and closing its wings as it perched on the rocky outcrops. Video of this behavior was taken.
Region: 
Santa Fe County
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
Eldorado Community Preserve east of CR 51 (Ojo De La Vaca Road) and south of I-25 along ECIA Trail 101 at a marked site known as Galisteo Basin Overlook at elevation 7,280 ft.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.53210777023306, -105.86881558252293

Date of Observation *: 
Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 12:05
Suggested Identification: 
Fulvia Checkerspot
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1183482

Observation Notes: 
Observed in the Gallina Park Greenbelt and landing on Cowpen Daisy plants which are currently blooming in profusion in this seasonally damp area.
Region: 
Santa Fe County
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
Eldorado at Santa Fe subdivision, west of US 285. Observed in the Gallina Park Greenbelt south of Encantado Loop at approx. 6,550 ft. elevation.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.550954534212764, -105.97406307014808

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 10:36
Suggested Identification: 
American Snout
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1183479

Observation Notes: 
Observed flying about and landing on Cowpen Daisy plants that are blooming in profusion in a seasonally damp area.
Region: 
Santa Fe County
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
Eldorado at Santa Fe subdivision, west of US 285. Observed in the Gallina Park Greenbelt south of Encantado Loop at approx. 6,550 ft. elevation.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.552297620251444, -105.96684493306174

Date of Observation *: 
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 10:09
Suggested Identification: 
Gray Hairstreak
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1183214

Observation Notes: 
Seen with 2 Monarchs on milkweed
Region: 
Santa Fe County
United States
New Mexico
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.55063963255313, -106.22522606452253

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 15:38
Suggested Identification: 
Queen
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1183213

Observation Notes: 
2 Monarch caterpillars and 2 butterflies on milkweed
Region: 
Santa Fe County
United States
New Mexico
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.55551935266809, -106.2213134765625

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 13:35
Suggested Identification: 
Monarch
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
caterpillar

Sighting Record 1183212

Observation Notes: 
2 monarch butterflies and 2 caterpillars on milkweed. 1 Queen and 2 large wasps seemed to be harassing them.
Region: 
Santa Fe County
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
Santa Fe National Forest
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.55020217584332, -106.22392163230978

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, August 26, 2018 - 13:20
Suggested Identification: 
Monarch
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1183099

Observation Notes: 
Several individuals seen during NABA butterfly count along an arroyo near the Sevilleta NWR Visitor Center, nectaring on various plants, one of which possibly identified as sorrel buckwheat (Eriogonom polycladon).
Region: 
Socorro County
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
Also new for the Sevilleta NWR butterfly count for NABA this year (and for count leaders), they're hoping to get verification for this species.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 34.35002752771774, -106.88222204296068

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 10:40
Suggested Identification: 
Rita Blue
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1183098

Observation Notes: 
Two individuals spotted on a sunny morning along an arroyo.
Region: 
Socorro County
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
Seen during NABA Butterfly Count at Sevilleta and hoping for verification.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 34.349722489063254, -106.88202702047727

Date of Observation *: 
Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 10:20
Suggested Identification: 
Palmer's Metalmark
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1182716

Observation Notes: 
Nectaring on horsetail milkweed
Region: 
Bernalillo County
United States
New Mexico
Location Notes: 
Near Tramway and Academy in Albuquerque
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.156013492256626, -106.50298240345319

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, August 24, 2018 - 10:36
Suggested Identification: 
Fiery Skipper
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly