Butterflies and Moths of North America

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New Mexico

Sighting Record 1253166

Observation Notes: 
In a meadow on the Sandia Crest Highway at about 9800 ft elevation.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Bernalillo County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.207898149246034, -106.43293141550726

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, June 12, 2020 - 12:04
Suggested Identification: 
Northern Cloudywing?
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1253165

Observation Notes: 
In a meadow near the Sandia Crest Highway at about 9800 ft elevation
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Bernalillo County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.213190402208355, -106.42545006087298

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, June 12, 2020 - 11:44
Suggested Identification: 
Reakirt's Blue: Hemiargus isola
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1252901

Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Bernalillo County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.18918682418969, -106.45552396774292

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, May 8, 2020 - 11:30
Suggested Identification: 
Silver Spotted Skipper
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1252870

Observation Notes: 
Clear skies, slight breeze, temp in low 70sF. Well camouflaged individual observed along dry stream bed at ~ 8600 ft elevation investigating every butterfly flying by.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Sandoval County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.82198129786829, -106.50888231155277

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, June 8, 2020 - 12:49
Suggested Identification: 
Chryxus Arctic
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1252839

Observation Notes: 
Clear skies, slight breeze, temp in low 70sF. Observed at interface of mixed conifer forest and grassland meadow at ~8700 ft elevation nectaring on small yellow composite flowers.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Sandoval County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.82252490638009, -106.51169000603903

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, June 8, 2020 - 14:28
Suggested Identification: 
Garita Skipperling
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1252835

Observation Notes: 
Few Clouds, slight breeze, temp in upper 70sF. Many seen nectaring on purple clover at ~9200 ft elevation.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Los Alamos County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.89551996497375, -106.39105639136152

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 12:15
Suggested Identification: 
Northwestern Fritillary
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1252784

Observation Notes: 
Nectaring on the flowers of a legume near a road side overlook pullout.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Otero County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 32.931146660611276, -105.76164722442627

Date of Observation *: 
Sunday, June 7, 2020 - 10:03
Suggested Identification: 
Nymphalis milberti
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly

Sighting Record 1252773

Observation Notes: 
Nectaring at lavender flower in residential backyard.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Bernalillo County
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.05999913754711, -106.59384767461934

Date of Observation *: 
Friday, June 5, 2020 - 11:10
Suggested Identification: 
Celastrina echo
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly
Date Notes: 
Exact time uncertain

Sighting Record 1252546

Observation Notes: 
A number of individuals "puddling"/absorbing moisture and minerals from damp sand along the creek.
Region: 
United States
New Mexico
Los Alamos County
Location Notes: 
Quemazon Canyon, east of Pajarito Mountain Ski Area at approx. 7,950 ft. elev.
Geolocation *: 

Geolocation is 35.891327831023204, -106.36351207312113

Date of Observation *: 
Monday, June 8, 2020 - 12:25
Suggested Identification: 
Western Tiger Swallowtail
Specimen Type: 
Photograph
Organism Type: 
butterfly